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Free wild oat resistance testing

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.

NIAB EMR-led 'Growing Kent & Medway' initiative secures £18m funding

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.

National Listing and PBR tests and trials continue

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.   


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