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The 2023 Bentley Nelstrop Medal for Enterprise and Innovation – Elizabeth Stockdale

Elizabeth, who is Head of Farming Systems and Agronomy Research at NIAB, was nominated for her role in establishing a major and important new strand to the support that NIAB can provide to farmers and landowners across the country, with the development and resilience of their farming businesses and systems. This is alongside the more conventional farming systems, soils and agronomy research and knowledge exchange that Elizabeth and her teams already deliver for growers across the arable, potato and forage crop sectors.

Professor Xiangming Xu becomes Director of Research at NIAB

NIAB has announced that Professor Xiangming Xu has become Director of Research.

Formerly Head of Science at NIAB’s horticultural centre at East Malling in Kent, Professor Xu is now responsible for developing and delivering the strategy for research activities across the whole of NIAB. This is in addition to his role in co-ordinating research activities at East Malling.

The BCPC Congress 2022 – to address the challenges facing UK agriculture

This year’s programme aims to address many of the challenges facing UK agriculture on the theme ‘Providing policy and regulatory support for multi-functional UK agriculture’.

As ever there will be an array of technical and informative sessions targeted at regulators, industry and academia who work in the crop protection and crop production industry. High class and informed speakers will take an in-depth look at the current challenges facing UK agriculture and provide some solutions and insight into the way forward.


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