EMR Association

The knowledge transfer organisation of East Malling Research

The EMR Association is a principle conduit for the dissemination of knowledge and information from East Malling Research.

The EMR Association is a subscription-based organisation, which allows members to remain at the forefront of perennial horticultural R&D and best practice. Two-way dialogue through personal contact with NIAB EMR’s scientists on Members’ Days and at other meetings, will speed up the process by which you can learn and adopt the results of research, keeping you abreast of new developments and opportunities.

Membership will benefit those interested in the food, environment and land-based industries, particularly the soft fruit, tree fruit, hardy nursery stock and other non-food crop sectors. The Association’s Membership currently has a constituency that includes horticultural advisors, growers, land owners, food producers, retailers, researchers and agricultural manufacturers.


Subscription Fees (from 2016):

Individual Member £40 including VAT
Overseas Individual Member
£50 including VAT
Corporate Membership
£150 including VAT
Students and Over 65s


Event Costs

Members’ Days (full day)
£25 (Non-members, £65)
Members’ Days (half day)
£17  (Non-members, £65)
EMR Science Seminars
Free (Non-members, £15)
Training Courses
10% Discount
Newsletters  Free (Exclusive to Members)


Upcoming events:

16 or 21 June 2016 (TBC). Strawberry walk.

23 November 2016. EMR Association/AHDB Soft Fruit Day

Date TBC. Produce Quality Members’ Day

Members are invited to attend all NIAB EMR seminars, free of charge. Titles are advertised to Members as they become available.


The EMR Association newsletter has now changed to an on-line format, available exclusively to Members.

Examples of previous newsletters are available here.



For more information or to become a Member, please contact the EMRA Subscriptions Secretary at EMRA.ADMIN@emr.ac.uk; Tel: 01732 843833; Fax: 01732 849067

Membership Benefits

  • Attendance at Association meetings, workshops, conferences, grower walks and seminars at significantly discounted prices.
  • Minimum of three Members’ Days per annum. Events usually attract BASIS and NRoSO points.
  • Members receive a bi-monthly, on-line newsletter and other publications.
  • Overseas Members have the same benefits as UK residents.