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Dairy cow (Image: Keith Weller/USDA
Monday, September 03, 2018

Views sought on attitudes towards future of dairy farming in UK and Ireland

A research project is seeking views of farmers, stakeholders and members of the public about the future of the dairy sector in the UK and Ireland.

Hops polytunnels at the James Hutton Institute, Dundee (c) Hutton Institute
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Scottish hops a viable commercial crop, Hutton research finds

Hops are a viable commercial crop in Scotland, a four-year experiment by James Hutton Institute plant scientists has found. Findings of the research are now available on a how-to guide unveiled by Hutton researchers.

IGS' vertical indoor farming facility (courtesy IGS)
Monday, August 27, 2018

Scotland's first vertical indoor farm unveiled at Hutton Dundee site

Scottish-based agritech business Intelligent Growth Solutions Ltd has unveiled its first indoor vertical farming demonstration facility, based at the James Hutton Institute near Dundee.

Research to improve flavour of UK raspberries
Thursday, August 23, 2018

Research to improve flavour of UK raspberries

Scientists from the James Hutton Institute are investigating the development of resilient flavour characteristics in UK raspberries, as part of Innovate UK-funded research into new fruit breeding models and decision support tools.

Hutton team declared best in the world in clay mineralogy
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Hutton team declared best in the world in clay mineralogy

Researchers from the James Hutton Institute were named winners in a contest which is considered by some as the world championship in mineralogy. The results and the winners of the 2018 Reynolds Cup edition were presented at the Annual Clay Minerals Society meeting in Urbana-Champaign.

Agent-based model (c) James Hutton Institute
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Corporate culture can impact the benefits of workplace sharing

Researchers from the James Hutton Institute have discovered the apparent benefits of workplace sharing with regards to reducing commuting times and CO2 emissions can be negated by corporate culture and organisational structure.

Germinate 3 screenshot (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Crop Wild Relatives pre-breeding data available on Germinate 3

Germinate 3, the Institute's plant genetic resources database, will enable breeders and scientists to access huge amounts of data generated by the Crop Trust-led Crop Wild Relatives project.

Dr Mark Taylor speaks to journalists during Potatoes in Practice 2018 (c) Hutton
Friday, August 10, 2018

Climate-resilient spuds in focus at Potatoes in Practice 2018

At Potatoes in Practice 2018, scientists from the James Hutton Institute discussed research to help develop potato varieties resilient to heat stress and suited to the requirements of growers, industry and retailers.

Cows eat grass, don't they? Image by Keith Weller/USDA (
Monday, August 06, 2018

Modern dairying practices the subject of Edinburgh Fringe show

Social scientist Dr Orla Shortall, of our Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences group, will discuss public attitudes towards dairy farming in her show 'Cows eat grass, don't they' as part of the Edinburgh Fringe festival.

Crop mixtures experiment (c) Debra Zuppinger-Dingley
Monday, July 30, 2018

Crop mixtures and evolution can improve agricultural productivity

Farmers and land managers can improve agricultural productivity by using crop mixtures and taking into consideration the role of evolution in shaping the plants they grow, new research by James Hutton Institute scientists and partners has found.

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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.