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Picture of a sign that says "There is no Planet B" (Markus Spiske/Pexels)
Thursday, August 19, 2021

Hutton researchers committed to tackling the climate crisis

Researchers at the James Hutton Institute have responded to the latest international report on climate change by emphasising their continued determination to address the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Livestock farmers and vets – views wanted on the use of on farm anti-microbials

Researchers from the James Hutton Institute are calling on livestock farmers and vets in the UK to help develop a greater understanding of the use of on farm anti-microbials.

Initial penetration of a leaf by P. infestans
Friday, August 13, 2021

New research sheds light on role of copper-dependent enzymes in plant infection

Researchers at the James Hutton Institute and the University of York, working alongside colleagues in France, Saudi Arabia and the UK, have identified unexplored ways in which crop pathogen P. infestans breaks through plant cell walls, opening up opportunities for the development of effective and sustainable disease control technologies.

James Hutton Limited's exhibition plot at Potatoes in Practice
Thursday, August 12, 2021

Potato Innovation and Translation Hub outlined at Potatoes in Practice 2021

Speaking at Potatoes in Practice 2021, scientists of the James Hutton Institute have outlined plans for a Potato Innovation and Translation Hub: a centre of excellence to translate innovation and research into solutions for the potato industry.

Potatoes (Image by Couleur from Pixabay)
Thursday, August 12, 2021

Safeguarding Scotland’s bulb and potato sector

A major new project will tackle pests in potatoes through the protection of clean land and the management of land already infested with pests.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Hutton scientists to examine how trees can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the UK

Researchers from the James Hutton Institute will contribute to one of six research teams tasked with developing new tools and approaches to help trees and woodlands adapt to climate change and enable the UK to reach the goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions.

Dr Ruth Mitchell
Thursday, August 05, 2021

Dr Ruth Mitchell appointed to Trees and Woodlands Science Advisory Group

Dr Ruth Mitchell, a Plant Soil Ecologist at the James Hutton Institute’s Ecological Sciences department, has been appointed as a member of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra), Trees and Woodlands Science Advisory Group (TAW-SAG).

Potatoes in Practice is an unmissable date in the industry calendar
Friday, July 30, 2021

Potatoes in Practice returns to Balruddery Farm

Potatoes in Practice, the UK’s largest field event for potatoes and a highlight of the season for the sector bringing together variety demonstrations, research and trade exhibits in one place, is set to return on 12 August 2021 to Balruddery Farm (Angus, Dundee DD2 5LJ) with a focus on new varieties and a slightly different format.

Torry beach in Aberdeen after Storm Frank in 2015. (Credit: Marine Scotland)
Thursday, July 22, 2021

New Scottish knowledge portal to offer access to wealth of research

A new website which brings together thousands of research publications, dating back centuries to the present day, has been launched by six Scottish Government funded partners.

Cortinarius in Arctostaphylos
Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Sampling the Munros: Cairngorms Fungi Study

Would you like to climb a mountain in the Cairngorms this summer in the name of science? The James Hutton Institute have partnered with Plantlife to discover more about the fungi that lie beneath the surface of the 58 Munros of the Cairngorms National Park.

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