Central to pioneering work done at the WET Centre are the Centre’s partners.
Their contributions enable researchers at East Malling to demonstrate the very latest science and technology and find answers to the soft fruit industry’s most pressing questions.
Berry Gardens, Cocogreen, Delta-T Devices and Netafim have been an integral part of the Centre since its inception, but more recently they have been joined by Stoller and Yara, along with two associates, Hutchinsons and Weatherquest who all take an active role in shaping the work of the Centre and provide their advanced products, knowledge and technological support each season.
Berry Gardens Growers Ltd is the UK’s largest horticulture co-operative and soft fruit supplier, with a dedicated focus on being a centre of excellence aimed at supporting its world-class grower members to produce the very best, high-quality berries.
Cocogreen has engineered coir substrates for intensive cultivation of berries, salads and fruit trees with products scientifically proven to increase yields of fresh produce, while improving its overall quality and taste.
Cambridge-based Delta-T Devices is a world leading manufacturer of soil/substrate measurement technology - offering a comprehensive range of multi-parameter soil sensors and data loggers - alongside a powerful cloud data platform.
Netafim is the world’s leading irrigation company. As the inventors and pioneers of drip irrigation, Netafim continues to develop innovative solutions to support farmers across the world. Netafim’s vision is to drive the adoption of smart irrigation solutions to best utilise water and land to provide food.
Stoller Europe manufacture and market a range of high quality and innovative plant bio stimulants for all agricultural sectors, based on an extensive knowledge of plant physiology and its practical applications, as a solution to a large number of well-known problems prevalent in modern day agriculture.
Yara is the world’s leading crop nutrition company and a provider of environmental and agricultural solutions, addressing global challenges and creating positive change. Yara pursues a strategy of sustainable value growth, promoting climate-friendly crop nutrition and zero-emission energy solutions.
With many farming clients, representing over one million hectares, Hutchinsons are a leading agricultural and horticultural input advice and supply company.
Weatherquest is a privately owned weather forecasting and weather analysis company based in Norwich and located on the University of East Anglia campus.
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