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Dr Euan James holding a nodule sample collected in the Amazon region
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Exploring legume nodulation in the deepest reaches of the Amazon

An international effort to develop maize crops that don’t need fertiliser has taken Hutton scientist Euan James to the deepest reaches of the Amazon River, on a quest for samples of root nodules from legume trees to help understand how these plants were able to develop the ability to obtain their own nitrogen from soil.

Arable Scotland 2020 will focus on key challenges and opportunities for industry
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Arable Scotland 2020 to tackle key industry challenges

Arable Scotland 2020 is building on the inaugural event in 2019 and using the event to wrestle with some of the key challenges and opportunities facing the arable industry.

Dr Isabelle Colas was awarded a New Investigator grant by UKRI
Monday, February 24, 2020

Hutton scientist awarded grant to explore genetic pathway to better barley

Dr Isabelle Colas, a scientist of the International Barley Hub, has been awarded a New Investigator grant worth £400k by UK Research and Innovation to explore a genetic pathway to improved barley crops, with the ultimate aim of helping breeders develop future varieties suited to the needs of growers and industry.

Colin Campbell, Matt Gorman, Helaina Black and Stewart Arbuckle look at soil
Friday, February 21, 2020

Agricarbon: helping farmers tap into the carbon credits market

An initiative supported by the James Hutton Institute has set its sights on developing methods for measuring soil carbon with a cost-effective commercial tool to help UK farmers tap into the carbon credits market.

New gin Nàdar has been produced by Arbikie Distillery
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

World’s first ‘climate positive’ gin produced from peas

The world’s first “climate-positive” gin has been created by UK scientists — using the humble garden pea. Five years of research at Abertay University and the James Hutton Institute in Scotland, in collaboration with Arbikie Distillery, has culminated in the launch of new gin Nàdar.

Flooding in Ballater (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

New research highlights long-term impact of flooding on communities

Chronic ill-health, loss of financial stability and anxiety are some of the enduring effects of flooding on individuals, new research by the James Hutton Institute and the University of Aberdeen, with funding from CREW, has found.

Beans (Vijaya Narasimha/Pixabay)
Monday, February 10, 2020

Pulses, sustainable 'superfoods' for the future

World Pulses Day (10th February) is a designated United Nations global event to recognise the importance of pulses (chickpeas, dry beans, lentils, dry peas and lupins among others) as a global food, and the James Hutton Institute is at the forefront of research into the exciting possibilities of these crops.

Screenshot of Hutton Highlights, February 2020 issue (c) James Hutton Institute
Thursday, February 06, 2020

Now available: February 2020 issue of Hutton Highlights

The February 2020 issue of Hutton Highlights, the James Hutton Institute's quarterly review, is now available.

MAGIC breakfast at European Parliament (c) James Hutton Institute
Wednesday, February 05, 2020

A systems perspective on sustainable agriculture: ‘MAGIC’ approach presented at European Parliament

Adopting a systems perspective is essential to help agriculture contribute to Europe’s own policy objectives; that was one of the key messages of a presentation delivered by Hutton scientists Dr Kerry Waylen (SEGS) and Dr Keith Matthews (ICS) at the European Parliament in Brussels.

EU flag
Friday, January 31, 2020

Scientific collaboration with Europe can continue to grow

As we enter the transition period to leave the EU we would like to acknowledge the many benefits the James Hutton Institute has gained from the EU and say thank you for all that has been achieved.

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