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Dr Davide Bulgarelli explains the power of plants to a young visitor
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Plant Power Day: become a plant scientist for a day

Green-fingered families could all become plant scientists for the day as the James Hutton Institute and University of Dundee host Plant Power Day 2019, a celebration of the power of plants.

Professor Lorna Dawson honoured with Pride of Britain award
Monday, May 20, 2019

Professor Lorna Dawson honoured with Expert Witness 2019 award

Leading Hutton forensic geology expert Professor Lorna Dawson has been recognised with an Expert Witness Award, in addition to being inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Cover of new ILO book
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Traditional water management practices highlighted in new UN book

Research by a social scientist based within the James Hutton Institute’s Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences (SEGS) has been featured in a book recently published by the International Labour Organization (ILO), a specialized agency of the United Nations.

Tony Craig and Alice Hague have been appointed to the leadership of SEGS
Monday, May 13, 2019

New leadership appointments in Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences group

Drs Tony Craig and Alice Hague have been appointed to the leadership of our Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences group.

Options for totally replacing animal protein in human diets are limited
Thursday, May 09, 2019

Protein replacement poses challenge for global agricultural systems

Capacities for completely replacing animal protein in the human diet are limited and would require “major changes” in the structure of global agricultural food systems, according to new research.

The event aims to bring together the key players in food production
Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Arable Scotland: a brand new arable event for Scotland

Three industry organisations including the James Hutton Institute have joined forces to launch Arable Scotland, a brand new field-based arable event for Scotland.

Tubers do not develop well under high heat conditions (c) James Hutton Institute
Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Heat stress study aims to protect potato yields

A new scientific study featuring Hutton researchers has identified the genetic mechanism behind the decrease of yield in potato crops under high temperatures.

Hannah Jackson, The Red Shepherdess, will speak at the event
Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Start to Farm conference to gather aspiring UK farming entrepreneurs

An exciting new one-day event around innovation, inspiration and practical advice for entrepreneurs looking to start their own farming business will be taking place on 4th June 2019, in the context of the James Hutton Institute-supported NEWBIE project.

Athena SWAN Bronze Award logo
Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Hutton Athena SWAN commitment awarded Bronze status to 2022

The James Hutton Institute’s ongoing commitment to advancing the careers of women in science and technology has been recognised through the award of Athena SWAN Bronze status to November 2022.

Farmers spraying pesticides in a wheat field (Jinning Li/Shutterstock.com)
Monday, May 06, 2019

Nature’s dangerous decline ‘unprecedented’: IPBES report

Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history — and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

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