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World Water Day 2018: delivering fertigation best practice to growers

The various stages of the “fertigation process” are shown in the schematic representation below. The Fertigation Bible contains descriptions of the technologies related to these stages. NIAB EMR is supporting World Water Day 2018 through the delivery of irrigation best … Continue reading


Dr Tina Barsby is awarded her OBE by The Prince of Wales, HRH Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace

Dr Tina Barsby attended an Investiture at Buckingham Palace on 8 March 2018 to receive her OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) by The Prince of Wales, HRH Prince Charles.  Dr Barbsy’s OBE was announced in the … Continue reading


NIAB EMR-China research unlocks strawberry disease resistance

NIAB EMR, in a joint UK-China research programme, has discovered several strains of the strawberry disease Verticillium wilt (Verticillium dahliae), belonging to two different groups, that act in very different ways. The results are already being used by plant breeders … Continue reading


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

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