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.
Co-ordinated by NIAB and supported by off-patent crop protection manufacturer Life Scientific, it is hoped that the information provided from samples submitted will provide an updated picture of wild oat herbicide resistance, and also a general picture of where we are with wild-oats currently across the UK, says NIAB’s weed biology specialist, John Cussans.
There are two species of wild oats that are weeds in the UK – the common wild oat and the winter wild oat.
Researchers have developed a new tool to carry out one of agriculture’s more challenging tasks - seed germination testing.
Growers need seeds that germinate effectively and uniformly within a given period to maximise crop productivity. Seed suppliers must therefore test seed samples to ensure a certain germination rate is met, a process that is difficult and time consuming.
The Growing Kent & Medway initiative is one of seven national projects that will drive innovation-led growth and support areas of R&D strength thanks to government funding provided through UK Research and Innovation’s flagship Strength in Places Fund. It will build upon more than a century of strategic and applied horticultural research undertaken at NIAB EMR in East Malling, Kent.
He will be expanding NIAB’s research on new crop protection tools, fungicide resistance monitoring and developing optimal disease control programmes for fungal pathogens on cereals and other crops.
APHA has circulated a statement (NL/PBR 3/2020 - 14th May 2020) detailing the impact of COVID-19 on the tests and trials for National Listing and Plant Breeders’ Rights.
For information, the teams at NIAB have adapted working practices to adhere to Government guidelines on controlling the spread of the virus whilst maintaining delivery of the statutory testing work that is carried out on behalf of APHA. No delay due to the current COVID-19 situation is anticipated for delivering our recommendations for NL or PBR.