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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

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

NEWS: Hoverflies offer dual benefit to strawberry growers

UK strawberry growers should encourage more hoverflies into their crops as they act as both pollinators and natural aphid predators, says horticultural researchers NIAB EMR. Some of the UK’s native hoverfly (Syrphidae) species not only visits strawberry flowers as adults, … Continue reading

NIAB EMR researchers at Westminster STEM event

NIAB EMR represented plant sciences and the fruit growing sector at the Palace of Westminster, for British Science Week 2018, this week. Two early-career scientists, Dylan Hodgkiss and Callum Martin, presented posters describing their research to MPs and invited guests … 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

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

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