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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


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


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


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


NIAB EMR appoints Dan Sargent to head fruit breeding science

NIAB EMR has appointed (1 November) Dr Dan Sargent as its Head of Genetics, Genomics and Breeding (GGB). Dr Sargent will lead a research and development programme, at the East Malling site, which includes fundamental ‘blue sky’ research through to … Continue reading


NIAB EMR part of consortium awarded 19 studentships in multi-million pound UK investment in biosciences

NIAB EMR is proud to be part of a University of Southampton-led consortium that has successfully bid for 19 studentships from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC, a part of UK Research and Innovation). Funding for the studentships, … Continue reading


Kent and Netherlands forge partnership to grow international Agri-food research and innovation

Kent businesses and East Netherlands Development Agency forge partnership to grow international Agri-food research and innovation A new agreement aimed at developing innovative food and drink trade and investment opportunities in the UK and the Netherlands has been signed today. … Continue reading


Minister launches Malling Champion and Malling Allure at Fruit Focus

Rt Hon Robert Goodwill MP, Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, has today launched two new strawberry varieties from the East Malling Strawberry Breeding Programme (EMSBC) based at NIAB EMR. MallingTM Champion is a new ever-bearer variety with … Continue reading

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