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Image of the brown marmorated stink bug on a leaf (credit: SRUC)
Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Scottish growers must remain vigilant about stink bug threat

Even if it has not yet been detected north of the border, Scottish growers must take adequate steps to monitor growing areas for the brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys), a new potential threat to the UK’s agricultural, horticultural and forestry industries.

The Rock On Soils project involved scientists and farmers working together
Monday, April 05, 2021

'Rock On Soils' shows potential for better carbon sequestration and soil biodiversity

A research project examining the potential of using crushed basic silicate rocks as a soil input, for enhanced carbon sequestration and soil biodiversity, has reported positive results.

The project will see high intensity, field-by-field soil carbon stock quantified
Thursday, April 01, 2021

Pioneering soil carbon project launched

First Milk, Nestlé and Agricarbon have announced the launch of a pioneering soil carbon capture project, with scientific guidance from leading soil ecologist and James Hutton Institute Honorary Associate, Dr Helaina Black.

Submit your entries for the Nature of Scotland awards (courtesy RSPB)
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Entries now open for 10th Nature of Scotland Awards

The search for Scotland’s leading lights of conservation and sustainability has begun with entries now open for the prestigious Nature of Scotland Awards, now in its tenth anniversary.

Professor Philip White (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Professor Philip White elected Fellow of Royal Society of Edinburgh

Professor Philip J. White, a research specialist in plant ecophysiology at the James Hutton Institute, has received the honour of being elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Gardenstown, Aberdeenshire (Image by DragonTools from Pixabay)
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Resilience in the face of COVID-19 in Scotland’s rural and island areas

A new report by SEFARI researchers at the James Hutton Institute and Scotland’s Rural College has shed light on the impacts of, and responses to, the COVID-19 pandemic in rural and island areas of Scotland, showing strong community bonds in the face of adversity.

White mountain hare (c) James Hutton Institute
Monday, March 22, 2021

Volunteers wanted for innovative Scottish mountain hare survey

Volunteers are wanted for the first on-the-ground national survey to shed light on distribution and numbers of Scottish mountain hares.

Architects' impression of IBH and APGC, subject to planning & design development
Friday, March 19, 2021

Tay Cities Deal go-ahead for International Barley Hub and Advanced Plant Growth Centre

The International Barley Hub and the Advanced Plant Growth Centre, two flagship innovation projects supported through a transformational capital investment of £45m by the UK Government and £17m by the Scottish Government via the Tay Cities Region Deal, have been greenlighted today (19th March) by the Tay Cities Deal joint committee.

The events will explore the many opportunities surrounding legume production
Thursday, March 18, 2021

Webinar series explores legume-based business network for food security

A series of eight free-to-attend webinars and networking events will explore the many opportunities surrounding legume production and use.

Cross-section of a barley flower, Dr Laura Wilkinson, University of Adelaide
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Discovery of a gene that controls grain development may help control cereal yields

The productivity of cereal crops could get a boost in the future thanks to the discovery of new roles for a master gene regulator that influences the development of barley florets, furthering the understanding of grain development including impacts on grain shape and yield.

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