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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

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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

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