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Funding backs world-class horticultural industry in Kent

Plans for an Innovation Campus for horticulture in Kent have moved a major step forward after the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) agreed to back the project. The East Malling Advanced Technology Horticultural Zone (AHTZ) is one of three … Continue reading


Malling Cherry Ventures: A new global entry in cherry breeding and commercialisation

Malling Cherry Ventures is a joint venture between NIAB EMR of Kent in England, their funding partner Berry Gardens Growers Ltd (BGG) and the Associated International Group of Nurseries (AIGN®).  The collaboration between the companies began nearly two years ago … Continue reading


South-East England agritech, food and drink sectors secure £18M

A project to strengthen the competitiveness of Britain’s horticulture, food and drink industries has been awarded £18m of government funding. The Growing Kent & Medway initiative is one of seven national projects that will drive innovation-led growth and support areas … Continue reading


NIAB EMR and Meiosis announce new collaborative working relationship 

The joint managements of NIAB EMR and Meiosis Ltd today announce details of a new collaborative working relationship.  The agreement gives NIAB EMR immediate worldwide control and management of all current and future marketing and licensing rights for the varieties … Continue reading


NIAB responds to Covid-19: A new way of working – for you

We at NIAB understand that we play an important role in supporting agricultural businesses, and we would like to update you on our response to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) situation. Having celebrated our Centenary last year and realising the trials and … Continue reading


Ten-year vision for science will deliver benefits to growers, consumers and the environment

A ten-year vision for agricultural science will see delivery of benefits to growers, consumers and the environment Today (4/3/20) NIAB EMR’s Managing Director, Professor Mario Caccamo, presented his vision of data-driven science providing practical solutions to many of the complex … Continue reading


Jerry Cross wins David Hilton Memorial Award for outstanding industry contribution

Professor Jerry Cross has been presented with the David Hilton Memorial Award in recognition of his outstanding scientific contribution to fruit growing. The award was presented at the East Kent Fruit Society AGM last night (21/1/20) by President, John Guest. … Continue reading


Fountain gains BETA Environmental Management qualification

Congratulations to NIAB EMR Entomologist, Dr Michelle Fountain, who has just completed the BASIS ‘BETA Environmental Management’ course. Dr Fountain, who first joined the research team at East Malling in 2005, is at the forefront of developing integrated pest control … Continue reading


Exploration of the global diversity of cassava (Manihot esculenta), is underway in Kent

NIAB is hosting Dr Rajneesh Paliwal from the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Nigeria, at their Kent site, NIAB EMR, to expose the naturally occurring diversity contained within the world’s largest cassava collections (genebanks) and make that information … Continue reading


Green light for green fingers research investment

Permission has been granted to deliver the Advanced Technology Horticultural Zone – the first phase of an Innovation Campus at NIAB EMR in East Malling. Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council has given the planning go-ahead for the new science buildings … Continue reading

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