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Wanted – wheat yellow and brown rust samples for UKCPVS

Despite reports of interesting observations in the field, the UKCPVS team have received a lower number of rust samples compared to this time last year.  It is important to send in infected leaf samples from a range of varieties from across the UK to help provide a robust assessment of pathogen populations within the UK, which is needed to direct plant breeding efforts and crop management.

We welcome wheat yellow and brown rust samples (as well as wheat and barley mildew samples) from all Recommended List (RL) and RL candidate varieties from across the country. 

NEWS: Wheat disease control focus on NIAB Cereals 2022 stand

Varietal, cultural and chemical wheat disease management forms the basis of the NIAB stand at the 2022 Cereals Event in Cambridgeshire on 8th and 9th June, with a mix of plots and advice to aid growers in decision-making on disease control.

NIAB is back at Cereals 2022 with 125 different crop and variety plots along with the ever popular Soil Hole exhibit – a one-stop shop for the latest technical advice and research in variety choice, independent agronomy, soil and rotation management and crop genetics.

2022 UK Pesticide Guide available

Familiarly known as the ‘Green Book’, and its online equivalent at, the Guide the essential reference for a wide range of audiences involved in pesticide use and recommendation. It covers all pesticide products and adjuvants approved for use in agriculture, amenity, forestry and horticulture, including new active ingredient profiles and many new formulations for a wide selection of different crops.

Exciting new research facilities take centre stage at NIAB EMR Tree Fruit Day

Thursday 24th February 2022
Online event - free and open to all

This year’s NIAB EMR Tree Fruit Day will open with a presentation on the exciting new £30 million developments that are taking shape at the East Malling site as part of the Growing Kent & Medway initiative that is promoting access to cutting-edge demonstration and research facilities.

Send us your OSR stem samples

As we all know, the national oilseed rape crop has suffered from CSFB damage in recent years and this has led to growers trialing a wide range of interventions to try to combat the threat of adult feeding and later larval damage, such as:

  • early or late drilling
  • companion crops
  • organic amendments
  • different varieties

and many more.

NEWS: NIAB and Georgia’s Scientific Research-Centre of Agriculture forge crop science alliance

A collaboration between NIAB and the Scientific-Research Centre of Agriculture of Georgia will focus on the sharing of education and research in crop science.   

The two research institutes have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of a joint research programme. It will create opportunities for leading experts in the UK and Georgia to come together in areas of food security, crop science and biotechnology across the agricultural and horticultural sectors.


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