Research by the NIAB Crop Transformation team has shown how gene editing efficiency in wheat can be significantly improved just by tweaking the temperature.
NIAB has published ‘Looking forward to 2025’, setting out the organisation’s strategic objectives for the next five years.
The document focuses on NIAB’s three main pillars of business - agricultural crop research, agronomy and farming systems and horticultural crop research – outlining the broad aims of each division over the next five years and future areas of research.
Over the past few years NIAB has undergone many changes and developments, not only in staff and infrastructure, but also its activities. These developments demonstrate NIAB’s continuing commitment to the future of the agricultural and horticultural sectors and, with the lack of face-to-face events and activities this year where we normally catch-up, this article aims to keep our members and supporters updated on NIAB’s current actions and future plans, writes NIAB Technical Director Bill Clark.
NIAB has welcomed The Morley Agricultural Foundation's first fully-funded PhD student, who will be based at NIAB's Cambridge site with regular visits to TMAF in Norfolk.
Harvey Armstrong will be studying the effects of legume rotations on soil microbial populations - involving field sampling, molecular biology and computational studies. This inaugural studentship ties in with TMAF’s long-term interests in soil quality.
Since 2013 NIAB TAG members have provided us with information about winter oilseed rape (WOSR) crops across the UK, especially damage from Cabbage Stem Flea Beetle (CSFB), which has fed into the NIAB TAG Agronomy Strategy documents and other publications and advice. For the first time last year we linked this to monitoring of the Flea Beetle invasion.
The partnership between NIAB EMR and ABACO, Europe’s leading provider of software solutions for land resource management, will focus on developing a digital platform that optimises the delivery of information and the application of data-driven technologies.
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This was initially advertised as a seminar in London, due to COVID-19, it's now been moved to an online seminar, amended details are below.