Posts Tagged ‘East Malling Research’

East Malling whets Minister’s appetite for water management research

The scientific work undertaken by scientists at East Malling Research (EMR) and the work of East Malling Trust, as the UK’s largest independent funder of horticultural research, have been given a ministerial vote of confidence and thanks during a visit. The Rt Hon. the Lord Taylor of Holbeach, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at Department of […]

East Malling Research aids HIV research

Medical scientists on a quest to provide low cost-drugs to restrict the spread of HIV across the world are working with plant specialists at East Malling Research (EMR) in Kent to find a solution. The horticultural researchers are now successfully growing genetically modifiedtobacco plants which are exuding a potentially lifesaving drug through their roots. It […]

Behind the scenes look at rural economy in Kent

East Malling Research was recently at the heart of a fact-finding tour to examine the health of Kent’s rural economy and the key issues facing local land-based businesses. Before seeing what is widely recognised as the country’s leading centre for scientific horticultural research, members of Kent County Council responsible for overseeing economic development and regeneration, […]

Melons: made in Kent

Horticultural experts are predicting that thanks to the changing growing conditions, melons could become a significant crop in Kent alongside strawberries, apples and cherries, following the first harvest of a commercial trail at East Malling. The melon crop is the result of collaboration between East Malling Ltd, the farm which is home to East Malling […]