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Professor Maria Nijnik (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, November 03, 2020

UK Expert Committee on Forest Science appointment for Prof Maria Nijnik

Professor Maria Nijnik, a senior scientist at the James Hutton Institute’s Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences department, has been appointed a member of the UK Expert Committee on Forest Science.

Views from Scottish islands are being actively sought
Thursday, October 29, 2020

Views wanted on economic development and quality of life in Scotland’s islands

How is population decline affecting island communities? What opportunities are there for sustainable economic development on Scotland’s islands? These questions, and many others, are at the heart of research being carried out by social scientists at the James Hutton Institute, and for which views from the islands are being actively sought.

Lynbreck Croft managers Lynn Cassells and Sandra Baer (photo Lynbreck Croft)
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The search is on for the UK's best NEWBIE entrant farmers

The James Hutton Institute, as part of the EU-funded NEWBIE project, is again calling for applications for the NEWBIE Award, which highlights the work of pioneering new entrant farmers across the UK.

Anja Hradetzky started her ‘Proud Cow Farm’ in 2014 and will take part
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Is the grass always greener? New entrant farmers from across Europe to exchange experiences

New entrant farmers from across Europe will share their thoughts on how they began in the agricultural industry and what they are doing differently from their predecessors, during a webinar organised by Scotland's Farm Advisory Service and the Hutton-supported NEFERTITI research project.

Ian Gambles, pictured at Hutton's Unconformity, is the new chair of our Board
Monday, October 26, 2020

New Chair of the James Hutton Institute Board of Directors announced

The James Hutton Institute has today announced the appointment of a new Chair for the Institute Board: Dr Ian Gambles will succeed Professor James Curran in the role.

The aim was to detect fragments of the virus’ RNA in wastewater
Friday, October 23, 2020

Scottish researchers identify COVID-19 RNA traces through wastewater monitoring

Research supported by Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Waters, a partnership between the James Hutton Institute and Scottish higher education institutes, has successfully pinpointed fragments of coronavirus’ ribonucleic acid in local wastewater samples across the country.

Dairy cow with calf (Image by Elsemargriet from Pixabay)
Monday, October 19, 2020

Wanted: dairy farmers’ views on cow-with-calf production system

A social scientist based at the James Hutton Institute is seeking the views of dairy farmers interested in running a ‘cow with calf’ production system in the UK. The system involves keeping calves with their mothers for the first months of life, while milking the cows for commercial purposes.

World Food Day 2020 poster
Friday, October 16, 2020

World Food Day: grow, nourish, sustain together… our actions are our future

On World Food Day 2020, we must remember that more than 2 billion people do not have regular access to enough safe, nutritious food. Scientists at the James Hutton Institute are working to increase food security both globally and at home in the UK.

Screenshot of Hutton Highlights, October 2020 issue
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Now available: October 2020 issue of Hutton Highlights

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

Part of the culture collection held at CABI (Photo: Tom Swindley/CABI)
Monday, October 12, 2020

Preserving UK soil microbial biodiversity for sustainable agriculture

Scientists from the UK’s foremost agricultural research organisations, including the James Hutton Institute, have teamed up to create a new UK Crop Microbiome Cryobank to safeguard future research and facilitate the sustainable yield improvement of the UK’s six major food crops.

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