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Mr Hugh Darby, new Finance Director (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, August 09, 2019

New Finance Director appointment

The James Hutton Institute has confirmed the recruitment of Hugh Darby as its new Director of Finance and Company Secretary, replacing Derek Leslie who is stepping down after almost three years’ service.

Signing of agreement between CAAS and James Hutton Institute
Thursday, August 08, 2019

Chinese and Scottish researchers establish collaborative links at Potatoes in Practice 2019

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Institute of Vegetables and Flowers, part of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and the James Hutton Institute, during Potatoes in Practice 2019.

Land managers vital to the success of rewilding in the Scottish uplands
Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Land managers vital to the success of rewilding in the Scottish uplands

Rewilding in the Scottish uplands could take decades without the intervention of land managers, a new long-term grazing experiment at Glen Finglas has shown. The experiment, the first of its kind in Scotland, was set up in 2002 to explore how changes to Common Agricultural Policy might affect upland biodiversity

Potatoes will be at the centre of discussions at PiP2019 (c) James Hutton Inst
Monday, August 05, 2019

Future of chemistry focus at Potatoes in Practice

As the potato industry faces up to the loss of major chemicals, this year’s Potatoes in Practice will focus on what growers will be using in the future. PiP is the UK's largest field-based potato event, happening on 8th August at our Balruddery Farm near Dundee.

The Orskov Foundation
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Orskov Foundation to support African students in fight against changes in food security and climate change

The Orskov Foundation, created to support students from developing countries to further their education in subjects related to agriculture, land use or the environment, has announced its grant awards for 2019. They include support for four students from Tanzania and Uganda.

Girma Fana working with Ethiopian barley cultivars (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, July 26, 2019

Focus on Ethiopian barley for improved livelihoods

Research at the James Hutton Institute and the University of Dundee is examining the genetic diversity of Ethiopian barley varieties, with the aim of improving sustainable crop production and livelihoods in the East African nation.

A new era for local Biodiversity Partnership
Friday, July 26, 2019

A new era for local Biodiversity Partnership

The North East Scotland Biodiversity Partnership (NESBiP) is delighted to announce the appointment of Alex Stuart as their new coordinator as well as a successor to its long-term chair Steve Albon.

Nematodes on a plant root (c) James Hutton Institute
Thursday, July 25, 2019

International research effort maps global distribution of soil nematodes

Scientists at the James Hutton Institute have contributed to a study which maps the global distribution of soil nematodes, tiny creatures which make up an estimated four-fifths of all terrestrial animals and play a critical role in soil nutrient cycling, plant growth and the climate.

Blind tasting session at Fruit for the Future (c) James Hutton Institute
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Berry latest research on show at Fruit for the Future 2019

Fruit for the Future is the annual showcase of soft fruit research including scientific presentations, outdoors demonstrations and walks through experimental plots, presented by the James Hutton Institute and the Scottish Society for Crop Research.

Dr Ingo Hein, based within the Institute's Dundee site
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Wild potato genes may be key to stronger spuds

Plant scientists at the James Hutton Institute and the University of Dundee have revealed that wild potato genes might hold the key to disease resistance in potato crops.

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