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Workshop at Bario (c) James Hutton Institute
Monday, March 12, 2018

Understanding agricultural sustainability in the highlands of Borneo

Hutton scientist Dr Tim George visited the rice-growing Bario region of Malaysian Borneo to discuss alternatives for sustainable crop diversification.

Emotional openness key for STEM researchers
Thursday, March 08, 2018

Emotional openness key for STEM researchers

Dr Emily Grossman, an internationally acclaimed science author and expert in molecular biology and genetics, shared the challenges she has faced as a woman in STEM by presenting her talk “Too sensitive for science?”, at the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen, in support of International Women’s Day.

Researchers met recently in Malawi in the context of Quikgro (c) JamesHuttonInst
Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Quikgro: developing potato varieties suited to sub-Saharan conditions

A research collaboration featuring the University of St Andrews and the James Hutton Institute aims to expand potato growing areas in sub-Saharan Africa by developing varieties able to grow in warmer conditions.

Professor Steve Albon (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, March 02, 2018

Professor Steve Albon appointed to new lowland deer expert panel

Professor Steve Albon, an Honorary Research Associate of the James Hutton Institute, has been appointed a member of a new expert panel set up to examine complex issues related to deer management in the Scottish lowlands.

Professor Colin Campbell (c) James Hutton Institute
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

James Hutton Institute Chief Executive made RSE Fellow

Following in the footsteps of our namesake James Hutton, Professor Colin Campbell has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Scott Herrett
Friday, February 23, 2018

Beating the ‘scourge’ of plastic waste

Around 6.3 billion tonnes of plastic waste have so far been generated globally. Almost 80% of it goes into landfill or natural environment. Given the harm this causes, especially in marine environment, the need to do something is urgent.

Berries (iStock)
Thursday, February 22, 2018

BacHBERRY: soft fruit’s medical potential under the microscope

Over the past four years, the BacHBERRY project has investigated the sustainable use of diverse and complex natural molecules derived from berries for applications as diverse as bioactivity against type 2 diabetes, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.

Screenshot of Hutton Highlights, Feb 2018 issue (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Now available: February 2018 issue of Hutton Highlights

The February 2018 issue of Hutton Highlights, the James Hutton Institute's quarterly review, is now available.

Punnet of Glen Carron raspberries (c) James Hutton Limited
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Berry promising future for new rasp Glen Carron

Glen Carron, a new raspberry variety bred in Dundee by the James Hutton Institute’s commercial subsidiary, James Hutton Limited, was presented at the Scottish Society for Crop Research and Bulrush Soft Fruit Information Day and Winter Meeting 2018.

Nematode (c) James Hutton Institute
Monday, February 12, 2018

New transparent soil technology to help fight nematodes and other soil pests

Scientists from the James Hutton Institute have developed a screening system which uses transparent soil technology to help fight nematodes - microscopic worms that are harmful to plants, damaging about 10% of susceptible crops and causing hundreds of billions of pounds of losses worldwide in a year.

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