Research projects archive
AHDB Horticulture Cost: £1,021,762
AHDB Horticulture Cost: £69,327
Industry Rep: Richard Pett, JEPCO Ltd.
AHDB Horticulture Cost: £67,878.00
Industry Representative: Nigel Kitney
Industry Reps: Steven Castle, Nigel Jenner, Jeremy Linsell
Industry representative: Nigel Jenner, Norman Collett Ltd.
HDC project cost: £27,338
Industry representative: Nigel Kitney
HDC project cost: £12,000
Industry representative: Steve Castle
HDC total proejct cost: £28,414
Industry representative: Nigel Kitney
HDC project cost: £94,599
Industry representative: Will Dixon, A.R. Neaves & Sons
AHDB Horticulture project cost: £44,465
Industry representative: John Evans, JA Colthup & Partners
HDC project cost: £34,088
Industry representative: Mark Holden
HDC project cost: £26,807
Industry representative: Steve Castle, Torry Hill Farm
HDC project cost: £21,995
Industry representative: Nigel Stewart, AC Goatham & Son
HDC project cost: £2,811
The overall aim of this project is to identify best orchard and storage practices that maintain the optimum eating quality of Gala for extended periods of storage.
The main aim of the project is to acquire, evaluate and develop in UK growing conditions new apple rootstocks produced by breeding programmes both at EMR and abroad.
AHDB wishes to build awareness and understanding in their stakeholder communities of the way that farm management decisions on the use of resources (including land) determine environmental impacts
This project aims to optimise water use efficiency in high-intensity tree fruit growing systems at EMR
The overall aim of the project is to determine whether a sex or aggregation pheromone for the apple fruit rhynchites exists, when and by which sex it is produced, and thus whether a semiochemical-
This project aims to identify and plant a replicated set of hear elite germplasm for phenotyping as part of work towards genomic selection
This project aims to generate genomic resources for apple, Malus spp, rootstocks using next generation sequencing
This project aims to compare the performance of different nursery tree types when planted in an intensive orchard managed using the Fruit Wall system
HDC have funded this project with the aim to extend the storage life, marketing season and quality of Braeburn and selected new varieties.
The main aim of the project is to acquire, evaluate and develop in UK growing conditions new apple and pear rootstocks produced by breeding programmes both at EMR and abroad.
The aim of this work is to determine better practical methods for timing sprays of insecticides for control of codling moth on apple and pear in the UK so reducing overwintering populations and ac
The overall project aims are to understand the extent of cross-insensitivity of scab isolates to dithianon and DMI fungicides and to establish plots for monitoring scab race structure.
The projects aims are: Identification and importance of Fusarium rots in apples, particularly Bramley.
This project aims to determine the effectiveness and cost benefit of a range of thinning strategies for Gala apple.
This project aims to determine the optimum time to prune fruit wall orchards using Gala as a reference variety.
This project aims to conduct a literature review to critically evaluate approaches and techniques that can be used for thinning selected UK stone fruit crops for increased yields.
This project will identify the optimum storage strategies to improve the quality of stored Bramley apples thereby increasing the proportion of the crop that is suitable for supermarket sale in fre
This project aims to improve fruit quality and reduce costs of Conference pear storage by using SmartFreshTM.
The aim of this project is to develop a sustainable, cost effective system for control of apple powdery mildew (Podosphaera leucotricha).
This project aims to determine the harmful effects to earwigs of insecticide products commonly used on apple and pear.
The aims of this project are to optimise water and fertiliser use efficiencies in the high-intensity pear orchard at EMR and to improve profitability and sustainability of irrigated pear productio
HDC have funded this project to determine the effectiveness of a range of foliar calcium products to increase fruit calcium, increase storage potential and reduce the incidence of bitter-pit.
HDC have funded this project to determine the effectiveness and cost benefit of a range of thinning strategies for Gala apple.
The aim of this new four-year HortLINK project (HL01109) is to deliver applied research on high priority disease, pest and weed problems in fruit and in vegetable crops.
The overall aim of the is to develop alternative, sustainable, non-pesticidal methods for managing brown rot, aphid pests and plum fruit moth and light brown apple moth in UK plum and cherry crops
The aim of the project is to compare the effects of the three technologies; 'SmartFreshTM' (1-MCP), 'Bi-On' (ethylene absorbant) and 'Biofresh' (ozone generator) on the development of fungal rots
This project aims to generate information on baseline sensitivity of the UK apple scab population to important scab fungicides registered in the UK.
The overall objective of this project is to study the egg laying dynamics of codling moth through the season in relation to pheromone trap catches and forecasts given by the RIMpro-Cydia model to
The aim of this project is to develop a sustainable, cost effective system for control of storage rots. This will be done by:
Appropriate well managed storage of perishable horticultural crops is vital to ensure optimum market penetration for UK crops. Following requests from representatives of the tree fruit sector to
The increasingly erratic UK climate means that soil moisture levels are frequently sub-optimal.
Since the 1980s breeding of new scion and rootstock varieties at EMR has been partly funded by MAFF/Defra and partly by the industry through the East Malling Apple and Pear Breeding Club (APBC), a
Horticulture LINK project: HL 0194
Powdery mildew in apple is a regular problem in many orchards. Conventional control relies on synthetic fungicides and cultural practices such as cutting out primary mildew.
Mouldy core is an internal dry rot of apples that is generally confined to the core area or the flesh immediately around the core.
AHDB Horticulture Cost: £33, 631
Fireblight is now seen with increasing frequency in apple and pear orchards within the UK and causes loss of fruiting wood and potentially tree death.
Earwigs are often abundant in orchards. This research will increase our understanding of the biocontrol potential of this predator.