Welcome to our September issue of the EMR Association Newsletter.
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Following a recent review, EMR is taking steps to develop the Association so that it remains a relevant organisation to deliver technical innovation and know-how to the fresh and prepared fruit industry. The renamed EMR Association will continue to act … Continue reading
Yield decline in the strawberry bed on the right Four key factors have been found by researchers at EMR to contribute to Strawberry Yield Decline (SYD) – a little-known and poorly defined condition in strawberry. SYD, not associated with Verticillium … Continue reading
A study at EMR has highlighted the effects of commonly used orchard pesticides on different life stages of the generalist predator, the common European earwig (Forficula auricularia), and the importance of testing the harmfulness of pesticides on a field scale. … Continue reading
‘Soil health’ is an holistic concept that describes a soil’s long-term fitness for its designated land-use and promotes the management of soil as a complex, interacting system in ways that do not degrade either the soil, or the surrounding environment. … Continue reading
Malling™ Centenary, the latest strawberry release from the East Malling Strawberry Breeding Club programme, continues to go from strength to strength with demand for plants currently outstripping supply. Malling™ Centenary was selected at East Malling in 2006 and released to … Continue reading
Dr Bethany Greenfield commenced work at EMR in July as a Molecular Biologist/Microbiologist, to study the interaction between fungi and plants in perennial crops. Prior to her PhD, which Bethany gained in biological sciences from Swansea University, she worked as … Continue reading
21-22 Oct. 2015 National Fruit Show, Kent County Showground 25 Nov. 2015 EMR Association/AHDB-Horticulture Soft Fruit Day, Orchards Conference Centre 10 Dec. 2015 EMR Association Mycorrhizae Day, Orchards Conference Centre 25 Feb. 2016 EMR Association/AHDB-Horticulture Tree Fruit Day, Orchards Conference … Continue reading