Gamekeepers have welcomed a report that has highlighted the benefits brought about by grouse moors to rural areas in Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.
James Hutton Institute
A new blackberry breeding programme at the James Hutton Institute has enjoyed a hugely encouraging first year according to fruit breeder, Nikki Jennings.
The company which commercialises the scientific work of the James Hutton Institute (JHI) saw UK innovation grant income fall by almost half in the year to March 31 2017.
British blackcurrants could become a casualty of warmer winters as they may not get enough chilling to produce optimum yields and fruit quality.
Scotland’s fast-growing life sciences industry has some big hurdles in its path but does not lack ambition.
Entries are being sought for a new competition focused on finding the best new entrants to farming and crofting.
Dairy farmers are being asked to share their views on the move towards year-round housing of cattle.
Central Scotland farmers have scooped the top awards in the James Hutton Institute’s (JHI) annual best soil competition.
Scottish science is leading the way with the creation of a single point of contact offering access to a network of knowledge, expertise and practical advice in the event of any major threat to the country’s plant health, it was claimed yesterday.
An environmental research group has applied for permission to chop down five trees on its grounds.
The announcement of £3million towards a new international laboratory for scientists from Dundee and China underlined Scotland’s global reputation for potato research at the Potatoes in Practice event.
The UK’s leading potato field event, Potatoes in Practice (PiP), will take place at the James Hutton Institute’s Balruddery Farm near Dundee next week.
When finances are precarious and support is shaky it’s useful to have someone on board who can tough it out.
Scottish scientists have found key genetic markers in barley which could help identify varieties which better meet malting specifications for grain whisky production.
The James Hutton Institute's "best soil in show" award has been won by Moray organic farmers, Roger and Beth Polson from Knock Farm near Huntly.
The James Hutton Institute (JHI) has appointed four new non-executive members to its board, including former NFU Scotland treasurer George Lawrie.
A major scientific breakthrough which will help crop breeders develop more resilient varieties of barley has been announced by Scottish researchers.
Experts from the north and north-east are helping police in their bid to find answers to the disappearance of schoolgirl Moira Anderson in North Lanarkshire more than 60 years ago.
New scientific evidence that consuming berries may have beneficial effects on people with some of the most serious and common health problems was presented to soft fruit growers at a meeting in Invergowrie yesterday.
The James Hutton Institute (JHI) has made a priceless contribution of rare potato seeds to a new global seed store in a cave on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen.
The team behind the plan to build an International Barley Hub in Dundee expects to hear within days if the £68million project will be included in the Tay Cities Deal proposal.
One of Scotland's leading agricultural research institutes has pledged to increase the number of women on its board by 2020.
The James Hutton Institute's (JHI) commercial subsidiary has hailed a successful first year of trading following the merger of Macaulay Scientific Consulting Limited and Mylnefield Research Services Limited last year.
More than 400 staff working at the James Hutton Institute have been told that major changes to their pensions and contracts will take place with effect from April 2017.
The James Hutton Institute's (JHI) two-year campaign to create a £40million international barley hub has taken a stride forward with the backing of Deputy First Minister John Swinney.
Farm-specific "agrobot" robots and the latest scientific innovations in precision farming and eco-engineering were unveiled at an open day on the James Hutton Institute's (JHI) Balruddery farm on the outskirts of Dundee.
A tiny tattie developed in Scotland has been deemed to be a "wee Gem".
A leading soil scientist is set to act as interim chief executive at the James Hutton Institute following the departure of current chief Professor Iain Gordon later this year.
Professor Iain Gordon, chief executive of the James Hutton Institute since its inception in 2010, is to leave his post in September to become deputy vice chancellor at James Cook University in Australia.
Mylnefield Research Services, the commercial wing of the James Hutton Institute's Invergowrie-based operations, has recorded its highest turnover to date in its accounts to the end of March 2014.
Directors of the James Hutton Institute (JHI) said plans to increase its revenues was a realisable ambition, although income did not meet a shortfall in funding last year, according to the firm's accounts.
It may not be as iconic as the red deer, but the mountain hare is a welcome sight on Scottish mountains.