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NIAB launches five year plan of research and service provision

NIAB has published ‘Looking forward to 2025’, setting out the organisation’s strategic objectives for the next five years.

The document focuses on NIAB’s three main pillars of business -  agricultural crop research, agronomy and farming systems and horticultural crop research – outlining the broad aims of each division over the next five years and future areas of research.

NIAB in 2020, building for the future

Over the past few years NIAB has undergone many changes and developments, not only in staff and infrastructure, but also its activities. These developments demonstrate NIAB’s continuing commitment to the future of the agricultural and horticultural sectors and, with the lack of face-to-face events and activities this year where we normally catch-up, this article aims to keep our members and supporters updated on NIAB’s current actions and future plans, writes NIAB Technical Director Bill Clark.

Inaugural TMAF PhD student starts at NIAB

NIAB has welcomed The Morley Agricultural Foundation's first fully-funded PhD student, who will be based at NIAB's Cambridge site with regular visits to TMAF in Norfolk.

Harvey Armstrong will be studying the effects of legume rotations on soil microbial populations - involving field sampling, molecular biology and computational studies. This inaugural studentship ties in with TMAF’s long-term interests in soil quality.


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