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Plant science has a crucial role to play in safeguarding our future
Monday, March 15, 2021

James Hutton Institute welcomes new UK Plant Science Strategy

The James Hutton Institute has welcomed the publication of the new 10-year UK Plant Science Research Strategy.

Images of hyphae in the rhizosphere
Thursday, March 11, 2021

New research highlights interactions of bacteria, fungi and roots for plant nutrition

Scientists of the James Hutton Institute, working alongside partners at China Agriculture University, have discovered novel ways in which arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, bacteria and plant roots interact to influence the transfer of nutrients to plants.

Kinnoull Hill with River Tay in background (c) James Hutton Institute
Monday, March 08, 2021

World Water Day 2021: finding the true value of Scotland’s water

What is the true value of water in Scotland and what does it mean to you? On Monday 22nd March, the Hydro Nation International Centre, supported by the Scottish Government and the James Hutton Institute are hosting a free online celebration of World Water Day, bringing together Scotland’s water community to hear their perspectives.

Winners of the Hutton Postgraduate Student Event 2021
Thursday, March 04, 2021

Hutton postgraduate research showcased in 2021 student event

The annual Hutton Postgraduate Student Event, which showcases the excellent science being undertaken by postgraduate students at the James Hutton Institute, took place online on 2, 3 and 4 March 2021.

Only 11% of top ecology authors are women (Photo: Tima Miroshnichenko/Pexels)
Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Women and 'Global South' missing from list of top-publishing ecologists

A recent study co-authored by a James Hutton Institute ecologist has investigated the number of women and the geographic distribution among the 1051 top-publishing authors in 13 leading journals in ecology and conservation, with shocking results: only 11% are women, and countries of the 'Global South' are strikingly under-represented.

The event focuses on achieving a spatially just Europe (image: Mojpe/Pixabay)
Friday, February 26, 2021

RELOCAL conference: achieving a spatially and socially just Europe

How can we produce a Europe that is spatially and socially just? Is it possible to discuss cohesion and territorial development policy without considering local experiences? The RELOCAL policy conference will focus on these and other issues, including a presentation by Hutton social scientists Mags Currie and Simone Piras.

Initial penetration of a leaf by P. infestans
Friday, February 26, 2021

New research to shed light into mechanisms of potato blight infection

Researchers at the James Hutton Institute and partner institutions are set to explore previously undiscovered mechanisms through which the pathogen responsible for late blight in potato, Phytophthora infestans, breaks through cell walls to infect plants.

Tarland community garden
Friday, February 19, 2021

Focus on land reform at Rural Housing Summit 2021

What are the lessons we can all learn from land reform in Scotland, and what are the challenges still faced by our rural communities? Dr Annie McKee, a social researcher at the James Hutton Institute, will tackle these and other questions during a keynote session on Thursday 25th February, during the week-long Rural Housing Summit 2021.

Screenshot of online training session
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Flapjack takes global spotlight at Wheat Initiative online training sessions

The advantages of Flapjack, the James Hutton Institute’s multi-platform application providing interactive visualizations of high-throughput genotype data, were demonstrated at a recent workshop organised with the purpose of helping wheat breeders across the globe to modernise their molecular breeding skills.

The Tomnah'a Market Garden team sell fruit, veg & flowers directly to customers
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Tomnah’a Market Garden wins second NEWBIE Award for Innovative New Entrants

Tomnah’a Market Garden, a community-focused enterprise located at Comrie Croft in Perthshire, has been declared the winner of the NEWBIE UK award for New Entrant Farm Business of the Year for 2020.

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