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PHOTO: NFU South West visits NIAB Cambridge

24 October 2012

 

The South-West Regional NFU Board visited NIAB in Cambridge today (Wednesday 24 October). As well as a tour of the NIAB facilities, including the state-of-the-art glasshouses at the MacLeod Complex and the crop transformation laboratories, the visit also included an introduction to NIAB Innovation Farm and a discussion on NIAB TAG's ongoing work on the causes of wheat yield stagnation and the steps needed to drive yield improvement going forward, including genetics and pre-breeding research.

NFU South West visits NIAB October 2012

Caption: NFU South-West members joined by NIAB Innovation Farm's Dr Lydia Smith (third from left), NIAB's Director of Crops and Agronomy Stuart Knight (fifth from left) and Nick Watson, NIAB TAG's Business Development Manager (sixth from left)