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EMR appoints Tree Physiologist – Dr Julien Lecourt

East Malling Research has appointed Tree Physiologist, Dr Julien Lecourt, to lead a programme of research looking to optimise resource use efficiency, yields and post-harvest quality in temperate tree fruit production. Dr Lecourt joins EMR from INRA, Bordeaux, France, where … Continue reading

Fruit for a global future: New dessert apple breeding programme at East Malling

A new apple variety (scion) breeding programme, bringing together researchers, plant breeders and producers, is to begin at East Malling in Kent, it was announced today at Fruit Focus (the fruit industry trade show).   An industry-led consortium, involving Worldwide … Continue reading

Soft Fruit excellence celebrated at The Taste of Kent Awards 2014

Three soft fruit growers from across the county of Kent celebrated as winners at The Taste of Kent Awards 2014 dinner held at the Kent County Showground on Thursday 13 March. The category, Garden of England Champion Cherry and Soft … Continue reading

58th Amos Memorial Lecture – “The scope of scientific research in fruit growing”

February 27, 2014 – February 27, 2014 The Orchards Conference Centre Map and Directions | Register Description: The prestigious Amos Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Prof. Peter Gregory FBS, FRASE, Chief Executive of East Malling Research. This biannual Lecture … Continue reading

Dr Angela Berrie – David Hilton Memorial Award for Services to the Fruit Industry

Dr Angela Berrie – David Hilton Memorial Award for Services to the Fruit Industry Dr Angela Berrie, Fruit Pathologist at East Malling Research, has been awarded the prestigious David Hilton Memorial Award for “services to the fruit industry in Kent … Continue reading

Centenary science conference to be held at East Malling

A two day meeting organised by East Malling Research (EMR) and the Association of Applied Biologists will explore past, current and future research leading to improved production and quality of fruits. “Fruits and Roots: a celebration and forward look” is … Continue reading

Workshop to improve biodiversity in new native woodlands

A workshop in the heart of the National Forest on 5 November 2013 will explore how increased wildlife diversity can be achieved in new native woodlands, including farm woods, if appropriate management plans are adopted. A comprehensive guide to enable … Continue reading

East Malling Research opens doors to public for first time in a decade

Open Day, ‘A Century of Plant Science’, 14 September 2013 – 10am to 4pm 9 September 2013 East Malling Research is opening its doors to the public for the first time in a decade on 14 September. The Open Day, … Continue reading

EMR appoints Professor Xiangming Xu to head plant breeding

For immediate release 3 June 2013 East Malling Research (EMR) has appointed Professor Xiangming Xu to the post of Leader of the Genetics and Crop Improvement Programme. Prof. Xu has spent the past 22 years at EMR, where he’s been … Continue reading

Iconic root research facility gets upgrade

The iconic root laboratory at East Malling Research (EMR) is set for a new lease of life following a grant from the Biotechnology & Biological Science Research Council (BBSRC) to upgrade it as a national facility announced at the Chelsea … Continue reading

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