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Seaweed could be key to lower nutrient and water use in horticulture

Water and fertiliser use in horticulture could be reduced, without lowering yields, by using biostimulants such as seaweed extract and beneficial microbes, says UK research organisation NIAB EMR. NIAB EMR, and its research partner Dove Associates, have combined the use … Continue reading


Pink Sunburst apple picked and ready

Malling Sunburst, NIAB EMR’s new sweet-tasting apple variety, pink-fleshed through to the core, will be exclusively available in Waitrose later this month, following harvest of the only currently commercial orchard of the variety at East Malling. The variety’s exceptional package … Continue reading


Horticultural crops to benefit from improved resistance to bacterial infections

  Research into the relationship between bacterial diseases and host plants could lead to improvements in breeding for disease resistance in horticultural crops says research organisation NIAB EMR. Bacterial canker is a disease caused by Pseudomonas syringae, a bacteria that … Continue reading


NIAB EMR searches for non-native stink bug in fruit crops

UK scientists are carrying out field studies to check whether the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug has established itself in UK fruit crops. Horticultural researchers at NIAB EMR, and crop specialists at Berry Garden Growers, are monitoring seven fruit-growing sites in … Continue reading


NEWS: NIAB EMR has been named as a LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) Innovation Centre

    NIAB EMR has been named as a LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) Innovation Centre – a network of research organisations whose work supports the research, evidence, development and promotion of Integrated Farm Management. The research site at East … Continue reading

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Seaweed could be key to lower nutrient and water use in horticulture

Water and fertiliser use in horticulture could be reduced, without lowering yields, by using biostimulants such as seaweed extract and beneficial microbes, says UK research organisation NIAB EMR. NIAB EMR, and its research partner Dove Associates, have combined the use … Continue reading


NEWS: Infection mechanisms of ash dieback unravelled

UK scientists are a step closer to understanding the mechanisms of natural fungal infections that cause the ash dieback disease affecting European Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) trees across the UK and continental Europe. The research, funded by BBSRC, has thrown light … Continue reading


Horticultural crops to benefit from improved resistance to bacterial infections

  Research into the relationship between bacterial diseases and host plants could lead to improvements in breeding for disease resistance in horticultural crops says research organisation NIAB EMR. Bacterial canker is a disease caused by Pseudomonas syringae, a bacteria that … Continue reading


NIAB EMR searches for non-native stink bug in fruit crops

UK scientists are carrying out field studies to check whether the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug has established itself in UK fruit crops. Horticultural researchers at NIAB EMR, and crop specialists at Berry Garden Growers, are monitoring seven fruit-growing sites in … Continue reading


NEWS: NIAB EMR has been named as a LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) Innovation Centre

    NIAB EMR has been named as a LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) Innovation Centre – a network of research organisations whose work supports the research, evidence, development and promotion of Integrated Farm Management. The research site at East … Continue reading

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