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Dr Alice Hague is a social researcher within SEGS in Aberdeen
Friday, August 28, 2020

Hutton researcher awarded fellowship to study place-based climate action

Dr Alice Hague, a social scientist based at the James Hutton Institute’s Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences department in Aberdeen, has been awarded a fellowship by the Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN) to study climate action in North East Scotland communities, focussing on areas where urban and rural meet.

New vodka Nàdar is Arbikie's second climate-positive spirit
Friday, August 28, 2020

Climate-positive spirit family grows with Nàdar Vodka

Coinciding with their launch of World Sustainable Spirits Day today (Fri 28th August), Scottish distillery Arbikie has introduced a second addition to their climate-positive spirit range: Nàdar Vodka, crafted from the pea-based spirit originally developed for Nàdar Gin, which avoids more carbon dioxide emissions than it creates.

New EU-funded research will develop strategies for resilient potatoes
Friday, August 28, 2020

New European research into future-proof, resilient potatoes

A new EU-H2020 funded research project featuring James Hutton Institute scientists seeks to develop strategies to make potatoes fit for challenging growing conditions.

New raspberry variety Glen Mor was launched at Fruit for the Future 2020
Monday, August 24, 2020

Glen Mor: disease-resistant raspberry launched at Fruit for the Future 2020

A new raspberry with exceptional fruit quality and high productivity, plus resistance to deadly disease root rot, was introduced today at the start of industry event Fruit for the Future 2020. The new rasp, named Glen Mor, was bred by James Hutton Limited with support from the UK Raspberry Breeding Consortium and the Scottish Government.

The Virtual Field Day session looked at crop mixtures
Friday, August 21, 2020

New digital resources to help farmers realise intercropping potential

Researchers at the James Hutton Institute and partner institutions are developing a suite of digital resources to help farmers harness the potential of crop mixtures to improve the sustainability of their production systems.

The latest UK climate projections show a trend towards drier and warmer summers
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Climate change may put Scottish private water supplies at risk of running dry

New research by the James Hutton Institute shows that changing weather patterns are likely to make private water supplies across Scotland more vulnerable to droughts, a major issue considering that private supplies provide drinking water to 4% of Scotland’s population, and to many more through businesses and tourist facilities.

Biofilms are at the heart of a new awareness campaign
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Hutton support for #BiofilmAware awareness campaign

The James Hutton Institute is pleased to support the National Biofilms Innovation Centre's #BiofilmAware campaign, which aims to raise awareness of biofilms and their importance for our everyday lives.

The Irish dairy sector has undergone a period of growth after 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Dairy research shows desire for better work-life balance

Social research by the James Hutton Institute shows that Irish farmers perceive public debate is turning against them in relation to the environment and animal welfare, which can create stress and a feeling of lack of control over the public narrative about the work they do.

Blackleg is a costly plant disease for potato growers
Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Research to unravel blackleg and nematode interactions in potato crops

Scientists at the James Hutton Institute and partner organisations are working to understand the interactions between pathogen Pectobacterium atrosepticum and an array of soil-microbe-crop interactions in the development of blackleg, one of the most damaging bacterial plant diseases in the UK.

Mapping net change in carbon from afforestation in Scotland
Thursday, August 13, 2020

Not seeing the carbon for the trees? Mapping net change in carbon from afforestation in Scotland

Researchers at the James Hutton Institute, Forest Research and the University of Aberdeen have developed a new way to quantify the potential carbon storage for eleven different forestry management alternatives in Scottish locations using a novel spatial analysis method, which was used to develop an online mapping tool to represent net changes.

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