It's an area which is thriving in wildlife and full of natural beauty.
James Hutton Institute
Scotland’s islands are showing signs that decades of population decline are being overcome with young people moving back to the country’s most remote communities, it has been claimed.
A robotic, chemical-free solution to controlling powdery mildew, one of the most common diseases in strawberry cultivation, could be commercially available to growers in under a year.
Experts at an Aberdeen research centre have helped organise the largest ever gathering of plant scientists in Scotland to focus on crop pests and diseases.
Warnings over aggressive new blight strains which can take crops down in days were not lost on dozens of potato farmers who gathered yesterday on the AHDB’s “Spot” monitor farm near Blairgowrie.
Two recently undertaken studies of Highlands and Islands prospects have come up with very different takes on where the region is headed.
Scots arable farmers will be invited to speak their mind during a research-led event taking place at Balruddery Farm, near Dundee, on Tuesday when industry leaders will tackle a range of issues including a debate on how sustainable farming really is.
The James Hutton Institute (JHI) has revealed it is in negotiation with commercial companies over possible scientific collaborations, as it forges ahead with plans to spend £62 million of Tay Cities Deal funding.
Gamekeepers have welcomed a report that has highlighted the benefits brought about by grouse moors to rural areas in Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.
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.