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Transforming UK Food Systems: NIAB EMR joins consortium to create innovative Centre for Doctoral Training

16th October is World Food Day – and this year’s theme is ‘Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together.’ It seems a fitting day to announce that a consortium of nine UK universities and research institutes, led by the Natural Resources Institute of the … Continue reading

Funding offers greater grape-to-glass research support for wine sector

As the country’s vineyards harvest this year’s crop, Kent-based scientists are raising a glass after securing funding to create a Wine Innovation Centre and being joined by other industry experts. The team of viticulturists and scientists at NIAB EMR, together … Continue reading

New partnership to deliver innovative digital tools to boost viticulture sector

Horticultural research institute NIAB EMR has announced a digital solution, delivered by ABACO, to drive further quality improvements and profitability of the UK viticulture sector. The partnership between NIAB EMR and ABACO, Europe’s leading provider of software solutions for land … Continue reading

Crop damaging invasive pest trapped for first time in the UK

A shield bug responsible for decimating crops of apples, pears and soft fruit around the world, has been trapped for the first time in the UK. The invasive Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) has been intercepted using a pheromone trap … Continue reading

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

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

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