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Fascination of Plants Day 2021

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NIAB staff work across a variety of crops and plants, but where did the love of plants come from, how does it help in their careers and what are some of our staff's favourite plants/crops? Featuring staff across the NIAB HQ in Cambridge, Park Farm, the MacLeod Complex Glasshouses and Barn4 at Histon and NIAB EMR in East Malling, Kent, find out in our video, below.

Varieties and fungicide inputs feature on NIAB Cereals 2021 stand

It is back to business for NIAB at the 2021 Cereals Event with over 125 different crop and variety plots alongside the always popular Soil Pit exhibit.

The plots provide a backdrop to the latest technical advice and research in variety choice, independent agronomy, soil and rotation management and crop genetics. The variety demonstration area includes 32 winter wheat and 16 winter oilseed rape varieties, either already established on the AHDB 2021/22 Recommended List or candidates.

BCPC VIRTUAL Pests and Beneficials Review 2021

The 6th Pests and Beneficials Review took place virtually on Wednesday 27 January 2021.

The Regulatory and Commercial obstacles to IPM implementation can be as difficult to overcome as those related to the design of effective, practical IPM programmes. Given the requirement to adopt IPM widely as part of the UK’s developing agricultural strategy, this review sought to understand these obstacles better, and to identify who and what is involved in overcoming them.

NIAB's next chapter

After 15 years at NIAB, CEO Dr Tina Barsby has made the decision to retire. We will be starting the search for Tina’s replacement soon and she will remain in place until her successor has been appointed, which we anticipate will be by the end of the year.

2021 crop inspector training to go virtual

All crop inspector training for herbage, pulses and cereals will be online for 2021 unless there is a significant improvement in the Covid-19 situation.

NIAB is working hard to deliver content that will fulfil the requirements of APHA and the inspectors. Transferring a mostly field-based course to an online platform is no easy task.  We will be in touch with more detailed information as soon as it is available. 


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