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Industry self-regulation of the use of uninhibited urea fertilisers

For nearly two years, an industry consortium that has included the AICC and NIAB has worked together and with Defra to establish a viable alternative to the proposed ban on the sale of uninhibited urea fertilisers. Widely reported as Option 4, it involves an industry-led approach to promoting and encouraging best practice for substantially reducing ammonia emissions from agriculture by 2030, particularly from the use of urea and liquid UAN fertilisers.

The 2023 Bentley Nelstrop Medal for Enterprise and Innovation – Elizabeth Stockdale

Elizabeth, who is Head of Farming Systems and Agronomy Research at NIAB, was nominated for her role in establishing a major and important new strand to the support that NIAB can provide to farmers and landowners across the country, with the development and resilience of their farming businesses and systems. This is alongside the more conventional farming systems, soils and agronomy research and knowledge exchange that Elizabeth and her teams already deliver for growers across the arable, potato and forage crop sectors.

Professor Xiangming Xu becomes Director of Research at NIAB

NIAB has announced that Professor Xiangming Xu has become Director of Research.

Formerly Head of Science at NIAB’s horticultural centre at East Malling in Kent, Professor Xu is now responsible for developing and delivering the strategy for research activities across the whole of NIAB. This is in addition to his role in co-ordinating research activities at East Malling.


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