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Jerry Cross wins David Hilton Memorial Award for outstanding industry contribution

Professor Jerry Cross has been presented with the David Hilton Memorial Award in recognition of his outstanding scientific contribution to fruit growing. The award was presented at the East Kent Fruit Society AGM last night (21/1/20) by President, John Guest. … Continue reading


Fountain gains BETA Environmental Management qualification

Congratulations to NIAB EMR Entomologist, Dr Michelle Fountain, who has just completed the BASIS ‘BETA Environmental Management’ course. Dr Fountain, who first joined the research team at East Malling in 2005, is at the forefront of developing integrated pest control … Continue reading


Exploration of the global diversity of cassava (Manihot esculenta), is underway in Kent

NIAB is hosting Dr Rajneesh Paliwal from the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Nigeria, at their Kent site, NIAB EMR, to expose the naturally occurring diversity contained within the world’s largest cassava collections (genebanks) and make that information … Continue reading


Green light for green fingers research investment

Permission has been granted to deliver the Advanced Technology Horticultural Zone – the first phase of an Innovation Campus at NIAB EMR in East Malling. Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council has given the planning go-ahead for the new science buildings … Continue reading


NIAB EMR appoints Dan Sargent to head fruit breeding science

NIAB EMR has appointed (1 November) Dr Dan Sargent as its Head of Genetics, Genomics and Breeding (GGB). Dr Sargent will lead a research and development programme, at the East Malling site, which includes fundamental ‘blue sky’ research through to … Continue reading


NIAB EMR part of consortium awarded 19 studentships in multi-million pound UK investment in biosciences

NIAB EMR is proud to be part of a University of Southampton-led consortium that has successfully bid for 19 studentships from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC, a part of UK Research and Innovation). Funding for the studentships, … Continue reading


NIAB EMR opens bespoke research winery

The UK now has a bespoke state-of-the-art research winery and vineyard to underpin the rapidly expanding viticulture sector, thanks to new investment in vine-to-wine R&D facilities. Based at NIAB EMR in East Malling, Kent, the team of scientists and viticulturalists … Continue reading


NIAB EMR joins Suction-trap Network to help monitor appearance of aphids across the UK

NIAB EMR, at East Malling, Kent, has today (27 Sept 2019) become the latest site to join the national suction-trap network which primarily monitors the appearance of aphids across the UK. Now totalling 17 nationally, (13 in England, 4 in Scotland), … Continue reading


Kent and Netherlands forge partnership to grow international Agri-food research and innovation

Kent businesses and East Netherlands Development Agency forge partnership to grow international Agri-food research and innovation A new agreement aimed at developing innovative food and drink trade and investment opportunities in the UK and the Netherlands has been signed today. … Continue reading


Minister launches Malling Champion and Malling Allure at Fruit Focus

Rt Hon Robert Goodwill MP, Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, has today launched two new strawberry varieties from the East Malling Strawberry Breeding Programme (EMSBC) based at NIAB EMR. MallingTM Champion is a new ever-bearer variety with … Continue reading

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