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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


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

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