NIAB - National Institute of Agricultural Botany

Plant Science into Practice
NIAB is a major international centre for plant research, crop evaluation and agronomy — a unique national resource, with nearly 100 years of experience and an internationally recognised reputation for independence, innovation and integrity.

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Horticulture and environment research, specialising in top & soft fruit sectors
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National Agronomy Centre

The NAC initiative is our commitment to communication of openly funded agronomic research to the Industry.

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Expert scientific and analytical services for farmers and industry.

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ARTIS – Training

Improve your farming skills and knowledge and optimise your crop performance.
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Innovation Farm

Promoting the power of plant genetic innovation, by providing a living, year-round showcase of new crop technology. Visit website...

Future Events

NIAB TAG is holding a number of events at its locations around the UK in 2016.

Orson's Oracle

Jim Orson

Disappointing rape yields; causes?
19/08/2016 by Jim Orson

" Ladies of a certain age could not stop talking about scything following the most recent series of Poldark. I took this as great news, assuming that they were interested in the traditions of agriculture. In order to reinforce their new found enthusiasm, I offered to show them the ... "

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