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The finding will assist breeders in developing more resilient potato varieties
Monday, June 29, 2020

Fast-maturing, resilient potatoes in Hutton researchers’ sights

New research by James Hutton Institute plant scientists has found that a specific protein encoded by the potato genome is a key component of tuberisation – the process by which the potato plant initiates and develops tubers. The finding is relevant as it provides a key route to increasing productivity of a crop that is consumed globally.

Extracts from UK brown seaweeds have been shown to have antiviral properties
Friday, June 26, 2020

Innovative research to investigate antiviral properties of seaweeds

Natural extracts from brown seaweeds native to the UK have been shown to have antiviral properties that could help stop the spread of viral diseases. Researchers at the James Hutton Institute and AIM-listed partners Byotrol plc have been awarded funding to investigate chemical components from brown seaweeds and identify a way to extract them.

IPM strategies reduce the environmental impact of agriculture
Friday, June 26, 2020

Hutton to participate in European research on integrated pest management

Agricultural scientists of the James Hutton Institute have been awarded £220,000 by Horizon 2020, the European Union’s research and innovation programme, to find ways to promote the adoption of integrated pest management strategies among an EU-wide network of farmers, and help achieve enhanced profitability with low reliance on pesticides.

Arable Scotland 2020 is taking place online
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Online Arable Scotland 2020: expertise and knowledge for the arable industry

Arable Scotland 2020, Scotland's newest field event focussing on arable crops, is taking place online on 2nd July 10:00 am and will major on alternative crops and new markets. Registration for the free event is open at

Wastewater analysis may help monitor the spread of coronavirus in Scotland
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Wastewater testing trial examines potential to monitor spread of COVID-19

Research funded by Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Waters, a partnership between the James Hutton Institute and Scottish universities, is examining the potential of wastewater testing to help monitor the spread of coronavirus in Scotland.

Dr Tony Craig, head of our SEGS department and IAPS president
Monday, June 22, 2020

IAPS virtual conference looks to more sustainable societies

The International Association for People-environment Studies (IAPS), currently presided by Dr Tony Craig, head of our Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences department, begins its conference today. The conference theme is “Running out of time: setting the pace for future generations”.

Professor Bob Ferrier, Director of Scotland's HNIC
Friday, June 19, 2020

Scotland's Hydro Nation International Centre: new OOSKAnews Audience session available

Professor Bob Ferrier, Director of Scotland's Hydro Nation International Centre, has appeared in OOSKAnews' latest aquaNOW Audience to discuss how HNIC is aiming to bring together a critical mass of the Scottish water research community.

Poultry red mites are a global problem for the egg industry
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

SEFARI collaborative research awarded 2019 3Rs prize

A research paper co-authored by Moredun and Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland scientists has been named as joint winner of the 2019 3Rs prize, a prestigious award which recognises work that has had a major impact on the replacement, reduction and refinement of the use of animals in research.

Mr Graeme Dickson has been appointed to the Hutton Board of Directors
Thursday, June 11, 2020

New appointment to James Hutton Institute Board of Directors

The James Hutton Institute today announced the appointment of Mr Graeme Dickson, former senior civil servant and energy specialist, to its Board of Directors as a non-executive director.

Arable Scotland 2020 is taking place online
Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Arable Scotland 2020: programme announced

The programme for Arable Scotland 2020, Scotland’s newest field event focussing on arable crops, has been announced. The event is taking part online on Thursday 2nd July.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.