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NIAB EMR

Horticulture and environment research, specialising in top & soft fruit sectors
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National Agronomy Centre

The NAC initiative is our commitment to communication of openly funded agronomic research to the Industry.
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NIAB LabTest

Expert scientific and analytical services for farmers and industry.
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ARTIS – Training

Improve your farming skills and knowledge and optimise your crop performance.
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Innovation Farm

Promoting the power of plant genetic innovation, by providing a living, year-round showcase of new crop technology. Visit website...

Future Events

NIAB TAG is holding a number of events at its locations around the UK in 2016.
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Orson's Oracle

Jim Orson

Where does all the nitrogen go?
27/05/2016 by Jim Orson

" I have tried cover crops on my allotment over the last year. They looked great in mid-October (see pictures), with the late-summer sown phacelia and vetch growing to an enormous size before being killed by the mild frosts of this last winter. Early-autumn sown spring oats also gr... "

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