NEWS: Launch of NIAB Fruit outreach programme

12 Jul 2023
NIAB launched a free new outreach programme for the fruit industry at the 2023 Fruit Focus event in Kent.

NIAB Fruit is a one-stop shop for the results of NIAB’s research projects, study tours, demonstration sites and best practice information, all available online on

Growers have online access to the NIAB Fruit Annual Review, a portfolio of NIAB’s current fruit research projects, as well as dedicated webpages for its demonstration centres - The WET (Water Efficient Technologies) Centre, The Plum Demonstration Centre and the Grape and Wine Centre. Best practice growing guidelines are available for apple and pear crops, along with useful updates on study tours and grower guidance on a range of topics. There are also links to NIAB fruit technical days, with recordings of the presentations made on the results of research projects.

Commenting on the new programme, NIAB’s Knowledge Exchange Manager, Scott Raffle explained that with the loss of AHDB’s activities, NIAB understood that the fruit industry needed a new home for its wide range of information, advice, events and research.

“At NIAB, we are working hard to raise the profile of our fruit research projects through our technical events, NIAB Fruit Annual Review, and press articles. However, with growers, agronomists and technologists finding it increasingly difficult to attend every event and to find time to keep abreast of our work, knowing that they can find all of this information in one place will help them to find it quickly when the need arises.”

NIAB Fruit is freely available to everyone.

For more information contact Scott Raffle.

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