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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

EMR awarded £482K apple replant disease project

Scientists at East Malling Research (EMR) have been awarded £482K to study ‘Apple Replant Disease (ARD) Evolution and Rootstock Interaction (ARDERI)’. Apple Replant Disease (ARD) is a serious threat affecting newly planted apple trees, which fail to thrive in areas where … Continue reading

UK viticulture: Significant research plot being planted at East Malling

A significant new viticulture plot, for both scientific and demonstration purposes, is being established at East Malling Research (EMR) today (28 May). The new research plot draws on a century of success at EMR in supporting global fruit production, and … Continue reading

Innovation and world-class science on the up at EMR

The East Malling Research (EMR) Annual Report 2014, published today, highlights a substantial growth for the Kent-based centre of excellence in plant science. Contract income was up 18% during the 2013/14 financial year – a further substantial increase which builds … Continue reading

Peter Gregory to stay at EMR as Director of External Affairs

Professor Peter Gregory has started his new role as EMR’s Director of External Affairs following his departure from the position of Chief Executive at the end of April. The new part-time post will see Peter interacting between EMR’s Board of … Continue reading

Wanted: Alive! Gooseberry sawfly

10,000 gooseberry sawfly caterpillars needed EMR Entomologist, Michelle Fountain, is seeking the help of growers and gardeners to find 10,000 live sawfly caterpillars feeding on gooseberry plants. The caterpillars, which are pale green with distinctive black heads and rows of … Continue reading

Guidance Notes for Integrated and Non-chemical Amenity Hard Surface Weed Control

These Guidelines are the result of a project to develop a weed control programme for pavements and roads (amenity use) using non-chemical methods and a reduction in herbicide use which minimises risk to the environment (in particular, water quality) compared … Continue reading

Prestigious RHS Fruit Award for EMR Scientist Prof. Xiangming Xu

Prof. Xiangming Xu, East Malling Research (EMR) plant pathologist and Programme Leader, has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s Jones-Bateman Cup in recognition of his significant contribution to scientific advances and excellence in horticultural research. Xiangming combines his skills as … Continue reading

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