NIAB - National Institute of Agricultural Botany

The need for innovation in plant breeding and agronomy has never been greater. With a growing global population agricultural science and technology has a vital role to play in boosting productivity, conserving resources and coping with climate change. A unique national resource, NIAB is well placed to contribute solutions to these challenges. Learn more about NIAB

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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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Farming Futures

Farming Futures can help you prepare for the impacts of climate change and the opportunities for your business.
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NIAB LabTest

Expert scientific and analytical services for farmers and industry.
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NIAB TAG Network

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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 2014.
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ARTIS – Training

Improve your farming skills and knowledge and optimise your crop performance.
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Orson's Oracle

Jim Orson

Precautionary principle cuts both ways
17/10/2014 by Jim Orson

" I had a flu jab recently. The vaccine is to protect against the strains of flu mostly likely to occur this coming winter. It got me thinking about the long standing debate over the last few decades about prophylactic versus rational decision-making for pesticide use. Nobody now s... "

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