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Applications are invited for GCRI Trust Travel Grants

Applications are invited for GCRI Trust Travel Grants The GCRI Trust is pleased to invite proposals for travel grants to further UK horticulture. The GCRI Trust is a charitable trust, established in 1989, with the aim of promoting scientific research … Continue reading


Insights into the benefits and practical use of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in horticulture

The EMR Association is hosting a technical event on the morning of 10 December 2015, focussing on Arbuscular Mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and their potential to enhance productivity in commercial horticultural production.   Some of the UK’s top researchers in the … Continue reading


EMR Association/AHDB Horticulture Soft Fruit Day

Date: Thursday 29 October 2015   EMR Association / AHDB Horticulture event to offer results of key pest and disease research   EMR Association and AHDB Horticulture are hosting a technical up-date for the soft fruit industry on Wednesday 25th … Continue reading


Rubus breeding agreement signed at East Malling Research

An international Rubus Breeding Consortium Agreement has been signed at East Malling, Kent, to generate exciting new raspberry varieties for tomorrow’s consumers and gardeners.   The Consortium includes: Spanish fruit producer organisation, Onubafruit; Swiss garden plant suppliers, Lubera; UK fruit … Continue reading


BBC Countryfile’s Matt Baker selects ‘Taste of Kent’ cherry winner

BBC Countryfile presenter Matt Baker kicked off the start of the Taste of Kent Awards 2016, by judging the Garden of England Champion Tastiest Cherry grown by a Kent grower at the Kent County Show. There were over 40 entries … Continue reading


EMR at Fruit Focus 2015 – Visit us on stand 110 and sign up for tours

Come and visit EMR on stand number 110 at Fruit Focus, where we are focussing on the benefits of soil and the multiple roles that it plays as our ally in sustainable food production and ecosystem function. Learn the key … Continue reading


‘Pyramiding’ wilt genes to boost UK strawberry production

Genetic markers, abundant in the cultivated strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa), will lead to new varieties resistant to Verticullium Wilt (Verticillium dahliae). The work led by scientists at East Malling Research (EMR) has shown that the more resistance-associated markers a plant … Continue reading


Sino-UK strawberry agreement extended for three more years

An agreement which established the “Sino-UK Strawberry Innovation R&D Centre” has been extended for a further three years. This joint research office focusses on strawberry breeding and genetics and was originally signed in March 2012 between the Beijing Academy of … Continue reading


Benjamin Langendorf receives the David Millar travel award

EMR’s Benjamin Langendorf has been awarded the David Millar Award for his work on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. As part of the award, Benjamin will receive travel funds, a year’s student membership of SCI and three years’ Friends Membership of the Eden … Continue reading


Grower wealth through soil health

East Malling Research’s (EMR) stand at Fruit Focus will focus on soil and the multiple roles that it plays as our ally in sustainable food production and ecosystem function. As a non-renewable resource, EMR will advocate for sustainable soil management … Continue reading

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