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Creation of soil X-ray signatures contribute to vision of “digital mineralogy”
Friday, November 02, 2018

Creation of soil X-ray signatures contribute to vision of “digital mineralogy”

A new research study aims to demonstrate how the combination of digital X-ray signatures with data-driven approaches can replace the time-consuming elements of expert led mineral identification and allow for new insights into the role of soil minerals in the environment.

Applicants will have to demonstrate how they have been able to overcome barriers
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Five NFU presidents to judge NEWBIE award for innovative new entrants

National Farmers Union presidents from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales have agreed to judge a new award for 'New Entrant Farm Business of the Year'.

Screenshot of Buntata Web (c) James Hutton Institute
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Buntata Web: easy identification of potato pests and diseases on any device

The James Hutton Institute's Information and Computational Sciences group have announced a web version of Buntata, the free mobile application launched last year to help potato growers identify plant pests and diseases in the field.

Potatoes (c) James Hutton Institute
Thursday, October 25, 2018

New genetic tool may help breeders develop disease-resilient potatoes

dRenSeq, an improved technique for capturing DNA in crops, may give plant breeders huge advantages when it comes to develop varieties that are more resilient to pests and diseases.

Fungi
Monday, October 22, 2018

Fungi, the world’s most essential organisms

For many people fungi are simply the edible mushrooms that appear on your dinner plate or the toadstool you pass by in your local park, however fungi are some of the planets most vital organisms. So why is so little known about them?

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