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A snapshot of Potatoes in Practice 2010
Thursday, August 13, 2020

Potatoes in Practice: a retrospective

Today (13 August) would have seen us in the field for Potatoes in Practice 2020 but COVID-19 put paid to plans. However, the ‘free day’ gives us an opportunity to look back at the history of PIP and how it became an unmissable date in the potato industry calendar.

Screenshot of Germinate
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

New version of Germinate launched

The James Hutton Institute's bioinformatics group within the Department of Information and Computational Sciences has unveiled a new version of Germinate, the Institute's open-source, fully featured plant database infrastructure and application programming platform.

Fruit for the Future is the Institute's long-running soft fruit themed event
Monday, August 10, 2020

Fruit for the Future 2020: programme announced

The programme for Fruit for the Future 2020, the James Hutton Institute’s long-running soft fruit themed industry event, has been announced. Usually a well-attended physical event, this year FFF is going virtual with a week’s worth of online updates from each of the soft fruit breeding programmes, starting on Monday 24th August.

Pic:Mohammed Mubashir/CC BY-SA (https:/
Friday, August 07, 2020

India-UK team tackles antimicrobial resistance spread in waterways

A research programme led by the University of Birmingham and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad and including the James Hutton Institute has received £1.2 million of UK and Indian funding to explore the role played by India’s rivers in increasing antimicrobial resistance.

The Rock On Soils project will see scientists and farmers working together
Friday, August 07, 2020

Rock On Soils: soil carbon development for Scottish farmers

The James Hutton Institute is taking part in a project led by the Scottish Organic Producers Association (SOPA), the UK’s only membership body owning Scottish organic standards, which will examine a new product that could help Scottish farmers draw down more carbon into their soils.

The project will develop a UK system to monitor changes in soil carbon
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Groundbreaking research to develop soil carbon sequestration monitoring system

A new £1 million research project led by James Hutton Institute scientists aims to develop a UK system to understand and monitor changes in soil carbon from agricultural systems.

Professor Lorna Dawson announced as Soil Forensic Expert Witness of the Year at GLE Award
Monday, July 27, 2020

Professor Lorna Dawson announced as Soil Forensic Expert Witness of the Year at GLE Award

Professor Lorna Dawson of the James Hutton Institute has been recognised as Soil Forensic Expert Witness of the Year at Global Law Experts (GLE) Awards. Professor Dawson has more than 30 years’ experience in managing and conducting research in soil and plant interactions, in particular its application in the criminal justice system.

ground beetle Carabus glabratus
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Long-term ecological monitoring offers insight into the state of Europe’s biodiversity

New research by an international research team including ecologists at the James Hutton Institute has produced the most comprehensive long-term image of the state of biodiversity across Europe, showing -among a number of findings – significant changes in species communities and a decline in insect abundance.

Hutton research developed climate-resilient blackcurrant varieties (c) LRS
Friday, July 17, 2020

Pick of the bunch: first crop of climate change resilient blackcurrants

This week, UK blackcurrant farmers are harvesting a groundbreaking new crop of berries that have been bred to cope with Britain’s changing climate. Named ‘Ben Lawers’, the new variety is the fruit of a longstanding partnership between Lucozade Ribena Suntory and the James Hutton Institute.

Worm's eyeview of green trees (Photo by Felix Mittermeier from Pexels)
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Tree planting does not always boost ecosystem carbon stocks, study finds

Planting huge numbers of trees to mitigate climate change is “not always the best strategy” – with some experimental sites in Scotland failing to increase carbon stocks, a new study co-authored by Hutton scientists has found.

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