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NIAB Research Tours

The scope of research out of NIAB East Malling is hugely impressive from new varieties through to pest control and water efficiency.  The NIAB Research Tours showcase this research and development throughout the day at Fruit Focus.  Please note that all tours will depart from the signed tour departure area near the NIAB stand.

Tour Schedule 10 July 2024

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  1. NIAB Tour Meeting Point
    The WET Centre allows NIAB to showcase the latest technology available for precision production of strawberry and raspberry. It has successfully demonstrated significant savings in water and fertiliser use and how plant yields are influenced by row position in tunnels. Learn how Malling Ace is performing this year and how our growing understanding of tunnel environment can help to optimise yields.
  2. NIAB Tour Meeting Point
    Growing Kent & Medway is investing in sustainable innovation and technologies to help the horticultural and plant-based food and drink industry in the Kent and Medway region to continue to thrive. Learn about some of the research and innovative projects being funded that will help fruit growing businesses to become more sustainable whilst creating circularity and reducing waste.
  3. NIAB Tour Meeting Point
    NIAB is working with several industry partners to understand if growers are achieving complete levels of pollination to maximise nutrition and shelf-life in protected strawberry. Find out how a new acoustic detection method is counting functional groups of insects and whether it will allow growers to detect areas of high and low pollination. New tools are also being assessed to direct insects from areas of high to low pollination.
  4. NIAB Tour Meeting Point
    The Plum Demonstration Centre is part-funded and directed by UK plum growers, who are interested to learn more about how to maximise yield and quality through manipulation of tree growth and irrigation/nutrition programmes. Find out what we have learnt about tree management and water use in recent seasons, and which varieties are performing best in the variety trial area.
  5. NIAB Tour Meeting Point
    Learn about some of the latest innovations in fruit handling and storage including an explanation of how monitoring produce response to storage environments enables us to optimise packaging solutions, storage atmospheres and energy use.
  6. NIAB Tour Meeting Point
    The WET Centre allows NIAB to showcase the latest technology available for precision production of strawberry and raspberry. It has successfully demonstrated significant savings in water and fertiliser use and how plant yields are influenced by row position in tunnels. Learn how Malling Ace is performing this year and how our growing understanding of tunnel environment can help to optimise yields.
  7. NIAB Tour Meeting Point
    The Research Vineyard forms part of the research support being developed by NIAB for a burgeoning grape and wine sector in the UK. Learn more about research comparing spur with cane pruning, along with the impact of different groundcover management practices on soil health, yields and juice quality, and emissions. Also view facilities to monitor vine root growth in NIABs rhizolab.
  8. NIAB Tour Meeting Point
    The WET Centre allows NIAB to showcase the latest technology available for precision production of strawberry and raspberry. It has successfully demonstrated significant savings in water and fertiliser use and how plant yields are influenced by row position in tunnels. Learn how Malling Ace is performing this year and how our growing understanding of tunnel environment can help to optimise yields.
  9. NIAB Tour Meeting Point
    Growing Kent & Medway is investing in sustainable innovation and technologies to help the horticultural and plant-based food and drink industry in the Kent and Medway region to continue to thrive. Learn about some of the research and innovative projects being funded that will help fruit growing businesses to become more sustainable whilst creating circularity and reducing waste.
  10. NIAB Tour Meeting Point
    NIAB is working with several industry partners to understand if growers are achieving complete levels of pollination to maximise nutrition and shelf-life in protected strawberry. Find out how a new acoustic detection method is counting functional groups of insects and whether it will allow growers to detect areas of high and low pollination. New tools are also being assessed to direct insects from areas of high to low pollination.
  11. NIAB Tour Meeting Point
    Learn about some of the latest innovations in fruit handling and storage including an explanation of how monitoring produce response to storage environments enables us to optimise packaging solutions, storage atmospheres and energy use.

Precision Pollination in Strawberry Tour

 

 

NIAB is working with several industry partners to understand if growers are achieving complete levels of pollination to maximise nutrition and shelf-life in protected strawberry. Find out how a new acoustic detection method is counting functional groups of insects and whether it will allow growers to detect areas of high and low pollination. New tools are also being assessed to direct insects from areas of high to low pollination.

Strawberry tours
Plum Demo

Plum Demonstration Centre Tour

 

The Plum Demonstration Centre is part-funded and directed by UK plum growers, who are interested to learn more about how to maximise yield and quality through manipulation of tree growth and irrigation/nutrition programmes. Find out what we have learnt about tree management and water use in recent seasons, and which varieties are performing best in the variety trial area.

Research Vineyard Tour

 

The Research Vineyard forms part of the research support being developed by NIAB for a burgeoning grape and wine sector in the UK. Learn more about research comparing spur with cane pruning, along with the impact of different groundcover management practices on soil health, yields and juice quality, and emissions. Also view facilities to monitor vine root growth in NIABs rhizolab.

Research vineyard pic

PQC

Produce Quality Centre Tour

 

Learn about some of the latest innovations in fruit handling and storage including an explanation of how monitoring produce response to storage environments enables us to optimise packaging solutions, storage atmospheres and energy use.

Sustainable Innovation for Fruit Growing Tour

 

Growing Kent & Medway is investing in sustainable innovation and technologies to help the horticultural and plant-based food and drink industry in the Kent and Medway region to continue to thrive. Learn about some of the research and innovative projects being funded that will help fruit growing businesses to become more sustainable whilst creating circularity and reducing waste.

Sustainable pic

WET Centre pic

The WET Centre Tour

 

The WET Centre allows NIAB to showcase the latest technology available for precision production of strawberry and raspberry. It has successfully demonstrated significant savings in water and fertiliser use and how plant yields are influenced by row position in tunnels. Learn how MallingTM Ace is performing this year and how our growing understanding of tunnel environment can help to optimise yields.

CPD points at Fruit Focus

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BASIS Professional Register members will have the opportunity to collect four BASIS CPD points.To collect their points members should head to the BASIS standand present their membership card for scanning, those without a card can simply fill in a form with their details.

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The National Register of Sprayer Operators (NRoSO) was formed in 2003. The scheme has in excess of 20,000 members and has evolved to offer the following benefits. To collect points members should head to the organiser's office with their contact details and membership number.

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