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2022 UK Pesticide Guide available

Familiarly known as the ‘Green Book’, and its online equivalent at, the Guide the essential reference for a wide range of audiences involved in pesticide use and recommendation. It covers all pesticide products and adjuvants approved for use in agriculture, amenity, forestry and horticulture, including new active ingredient profiles and many new formulations for a wide selection of different crops.

Exciting new research facilities take centre stage at NIAB EMR Tree Fruit Day

Thursday 24th February 2022
Online event - free and open to all

This year’s NIAB EMR Tree Fruit Day will open with a presentation on the exciting new £30 million developments that are taking shape at the East Malling site as part of the Growing Kent & Medway initiative that is promoting access to cutting-edge demonstration and research facilities.

Send us your OSR stem samples

As we all know, the national oilseed rape crop has suffered from CSFB damage in recent years and this has led to growers trialing a wide range of interventions to try to combat the threat of adult feeding and later larval damage, such as:

  • early or late drilling
  • companion crops
  • organic amendments
  • different varieties

and many more.

NEWS: NIAB and Georgia’s Scientific Research-Centre of Agriculture forge crop science alliance

A collaboration between NIAB and the Scientific-Research Centre of Agriculture of Georgia will focus on the sharing of education and research in crop science.   

The two research institutes have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of a joint research programme. It will create opportunities for leading experts in the UK and Georgia to come together in areas of food security, crop science and biotechnology across the agricultural and horticultural sectors.

Graham Caspell (1957-2021)

Graham Caspell, an enthusiast for driving the commercial application of fruit research, has sadly died (Sunday 12 December 2021). Head of Farm and Horticultural Services at East Malling, he was 64 years old.

Finishing his school education at Dover College in 1975, Graham then gained a Higher National Diploma in Agriculture at Writtle College (1976-1979), before focusing on the family farming and transport businesses. His list of ‘PA…’ spraying qualifications was nearly as long as any fruiting lateral.

NEWS: Over half of winter wheat varieties resistant to yellow rust at the young-plant stage

Conducted on AHDB Recommended Lists (RL) varieties, including candidates, the latest screens found that over half of the varieties tested were resistant at the young-plant stage.

Growers should use the information, alongside the RL (adult plant) disease resistance ratings, to adapt spray programmes in 2022, particularly at the T0 spray timing.


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