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NEWS: NIAB EMR has been named as a LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) Innovation Centre

    NIAB EMR has been named as a LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) Innovation Centre – a network of research organisations whose work supports the research, evidence, development and promotion of Integrated Farm Management. The research site at East … Continue reading


World Water Day 2018: delivering fertigation best practice to growers

The various stages of the “fertigation process” are shown in the schematic representation below. The Fertigation Bible contains descriptions of the technologies related to these stages. NIAB EMR is supporting World Water Day 2018 through the delivery of irrigation best … Continue reading


NEWS: Hoverflies offer dual benefit to strawberry growers

UK strawberry growers should encourage more hoverflies into their crops as they act as both pollinators and natural aphid predators, says horticultural researchers NIAB EMR. Some of the UK’s native hoverfly (Syrphidae) species not only visits strawberry flowers as adults, … Continue reading


NIAB EMR researchers at Westminster STEM event

NIAB EMR represented plant sciences and the fruit growing sector at the Palace of Westminster, for British Science Week 2018, this week. Two early-career scientists, Dylan Hodgkiss and Callum Martin, presented posters describing their research to MPs and invited guests … Continue reading


Dr Tina Barsby is awarded her OBE by The Prince of Wales, HRH Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace

Dr Tina Barsby attended an Investiture at Buckingham Palace on 8 March 2018 to receive her OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) by The Prince of Wales, HRH Prince Charles.  Dr Barbsy’s OBE was announced in the … Continue reading


NIAB EMR-China research unlocks strawberry disease resistance

NIAB EMR, in a joint UK-China research programme, has discovered several strains of the strawberry disease Verticillium wilt (Verticillium dahliae), belonging to two different groups, that act in very different ways. The results are already being used by plant breeders … Continue reading


PAG XXVI – high-tech genetics driving agriculture forward!

The requirements of the food security agenda can only be achieved if we can access the right varieties, cultivars or breeds of plants and animals with the genetic capability to meet the demands of producers and consumers. Key to breeding … Continue reading


NIAB chief Tina Barsby awarded OBE in New Year’s Honours List

Dr Tina Barsby, CEO of Cambridge-based crop science organisation NIAB, has been awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Year Honours List for services to agricultural science and biotechnology. Dr Barsby is a plant geneticist, well known for her scientific … Continue reading


New raspberry varieties Malling Bella and Malling Charm launched

Consistent flavour, good fruit quality and long shelf life are set to make two new raspberry varieties, Malling Bella and Malling Charm, strong favourites with consumers and retailers in the future, says breeder NIAB EMR. They are the first two … Continue reading


WET Centre offers confidence, consistency, control and cost-savings

Prof Mario Caccamo (left) with George Eustice MP (centre) and Dr Mark Else (right) at the launch of the WET Centre Reducing the amount of water needed to grow high quality full flavoured strawberries while at the same time optimising … Continue reading

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