Available to all - access the online flip-book and downloadable PDF versions of Issue 54 - Winter 2023/24.
The event is split into three sessions, the first leading with a presentation by NIAB’s Growing Kent & Medway team on how the programme is supporting sustainable innovation in the sector. New developments in post-harvest research at The University of Greenwich will include a talk on a Growing Kent & Medway funded project on improving energy use in apple stores. There will also be presentations on the new apple rootstock M200 and research to speed up the process of apple breeding.
This survey is part of the Centre for High Carbon Capture Cropping (CHCx3) project, a four-year, multi-partner project, spanning agriculture, industry, and academia, and led by NIAB. The survey is aimed specifically at farmers/growers, or their agronomists/advisors. It is seeking to better understand the key requirements of growers when determining which crops to grow on their land or as part of their rotations.
The Future of Vegetable Production on Lowland Peat exposes the risks of continuing to drain the UK’s limited areas of lowland peat for intensive cultivation, which releases huge quantities of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere while depleting soils and landscapes that are essential to UK food security.
The report is an independent study by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) and NIAB, commissioned through the WWF and Tesco partnership.
The Oxford Farming Conference (OFC), the UK’s leading agricultural, business and food event, has announced three new Directors will join their board.
NIAB CEO Professor Mario Caccamo, farm estate manager David Hill, and food and drink consultant and coordinator Sheena Horner, will commence their three-year term from January 2024.
Available to all - access the online PDF version of Issue 53 - Autumn 2023, featuring a special on lowland peat farming
She was welcomed to NIAB by Cambridgeshire Deputy Lord Lieutenant Caroline Bewes DL, and introduced to Lucy Miles, the Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet, Dr Bharatkumar N Khetani, High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Councillor Peter Fane, Chair of South Cambridgeshire District Council.
The move will allow NIAB to concentrate on its soft fruit research, similar to its already established programmes in arable crops, as the organisation moves to prioritising the provision of translational research to benefit growers, consumers and the environment. It will also open up new opportunities to work with leading soft fruit breeders and propagators across the industry, including Bayer.
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