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Monday, August 01, 2022

Hutton to discuss soil research, climate change and food security at World Congress of Soil Science

The James Hutton Institute, world leaders in soil science, will be showcasing a number of soil research initiatives at the 22nd World Congress of Soil (WCSS) which is taking place in Glasgow from 31 July - 5 August, this year the theme is, ‘Soil science – crossing boundaries, changing society’.

Friday, July 29, 2022

How did legumes and nitrogen-fixing bacteria learn to work together?

Legume plants, like pea, broad bean, soya bean, clover and cowpea, can team up with soil bacteria called ‘rhizobia’ to convert, or ‘fix’, the nitrogen present in air and use it – meaning they do not need fertilisers, unlike most crops. Given how useful this is, why have legumes got this superpower when most other plants do not?

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Fungi new to the UK discovered in the Cairngorms

Two species of fungi new to the UK have been discovered in Scotland’s Cairngorm mountains by a team of volunteers working with the James Hutton Institute and Plantlife, the international wild plant conservation charity.

Promotional image for Fruit for the Future 2022
Wednesday, July 06, 2022

Latest developments in berry research on show at Fruit for the Future 2022

The 2022 edition of Fruit for the Future, the annual showcase of soft fruit research presented by the James Hutton Institute and the Scottish Society for Crop Research, is taking place on Thursday 21st July at the Institute's Dundee site.

Image of the interior of the Hutton RHS marquee
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Success at Royal Highland Show 2022 for Hutton science

After a two-year enforced hiatus, the James Hutton Institute’s return to the Royal Highland Show was a success: a steady stream of visitors visited the marquee including farmers, research partners and families, as well as a significant number of UK and Scottish politicians and elected representatives.

Prof Colin Campbell, Mairi McAllan MSP and Martin Kennedy (NFUS)
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Best Soil in Show returns to highlight the importance of healthy soils

The James Hutton Institute has re-launched its Best Soil in Show competition with the support of NFU Scotland and the Scottish Government, in a drive to highlight the importance of the critical role land managers play in maintaining healthy soils.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.