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PAG XXVI – high-tech genetics driving agriculture forward!

The requirements of the food security agenda can only be achieved if we can access the right varieties, cultivars or breeds of plants and animals with the genetic capability to meet the demands of producers and consumers. Key to breeding … Continue reading


NIAB chief Tina Barsby awarded OBE in New Year’s Honours List

Dr Tina Barsby, CEO of Cambridge-based crop science organisation NIAB, has been awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Year Honours List for services to agricultural science and biotechnology. Dr Barsby is a plant geneticist, well known for her scientific … 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

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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

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