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NIAB EMR appoints new research leader in technology development

UK horticultural crop research organisation NIAB EMR has appointed Dr Matt Clark to its technology development programme. Dr Clark brings a wealth of experience to his new role at NIAB EMR, including advancing the use of low-cost sequencing and genotyping … Continue reading


NIAB EMR expands fruit quality and development research programme

UK horticultural crop research organisation NIAB EMR has appointed Dr Andrew Simkin to lead its emerging fruit quality and development research programme. Dr Simkin will be expanding NIAB EMR’s capabilities in fruit quality research in perennial and annual horticultural crops, … 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


East Malling to host global Horticulture Research Conference

The world’s leading plant scientists are set to gather for the Fourth International Horticulture Research Conference, taking place at NIAB EMR in East Malling, Kent, from 16th to 20th July 2017. The Conference will bring together international researchers conducting fundamental … Continue reading


New leadership for horticultural R&D organisation NIAB EMR

UK crop research organisation NIAB has appointed Professor Mario Caccamo as Managing Director of NIAB EMR, its Kent-based horticultural and environmental research and development division. Professor Caccamo takes over from current MD David Neill in April 2017. Mr Neill will … Continue reading


UK fruit consortium to deliver next generation of crop scientists

An industry consortium, led by Berry Gardens Growers Ltd and NIAB EMR, has won a BBSRC collaborative training partnership (CTP) award to provide a £1.9 million postgraduate programme for scientific research on fruit crops.   NIAB EMR, the internationally recognised … Continue reading


Boost for UK crop science as NIAB and EMR join forces

Two leading UK crop research institutes are joining forces to create a major new centre for applied crop science and innovation. East Malling Research (EMR) has become part of the NIAB group. This alliance, bringing together internationally renowned expertise in … Continue reading


EMR Association/AHDB Horticulture event to up-date tree fruit growers on latest research

EMR Association and AHDB Horticulture are hosting a technical up-date for the tree fruit industry on Tuesday 23rd February at the East Malling Conference Centre.   The event will provide some of the latest results to be delivered from a … Continue reading


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

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