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The Virtual Field Day session looked at crop mixtures
Thursday, August 20, 2020

New digital resources to help farmers realise intercropping potential

Researchers at the James Hutton Institute and partner institutions are developing a suite of digital resources to help farmers harness the potential of crop mixtures to improve the sustainability of their production systems.

The latest UK climate projections show a trend towards drier and warmer summers
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Climate change may put Scottish private water supplies at risk of running dry

New research by the James Hutton Institute shows that changing weather patterns are likely to make private water supplies across Scotland more vulnerable to droughts, a major issue considering that private supplies provide drinking water to 4% of Scotland’s population, and to many more through businesses and tourist facilities.

Biofilms are at the heart of a new awareness campaign
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Hutton support for #BiofilmAware awareness campaign

The James Hutton Institute is pleased to support the National Biofilms Innovation Centre's #BiofilmAware campaign, which aims to raise awareness of biofilms and their importance for our everyday lives.

The Irish dairy sector has undergone a period of growth after 2015
Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Dairy research shows desire for better work-life balance

Social research by the James Hutton Institute shows that Irish farmers perceive public debate is turning against them in relation to the environment and animal welfare, which can create stress and a feeling of lack of control over the public narrative about the work they do.

Blackleg is a costly plant disease for potato growers
Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Research to unravel blackleg and nematode interactions in potato crops

Scientists at the James Hutton Institute and partner organisations are working to understand the interactions between pathogen Pectobacterium atrosepticum and an array of soil-microbe-crop interactions in the development of blackleg, one of the most damaging bacterial plant diseases in the UK.

Mapping net change in carbon from afforestation in Scotland
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Not seeing the carbon for the trees? Mapping net change in carbon from afforestation in Scotland

Researchers at the James Hutton Institute, Forest Research and the University of Aberdeen have developed a new way to quantify the potential carbon storage for eleven different forestry management alternatives in Scottish locations using a novel spatial analysis method, which was used to develop an online mapping tool to represent net changes.

A snapshot of Potatoes in Practice 2010
Wednesday, August 12, 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.

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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.

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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.