Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

New Strawberry And Raspberry Varieties From East Malling Research

04.07.2007
Three new strawberry varieties and a raspberry variety from the breeding programmes at East Malling Research (EMR) have been named. ‘Amelia’, ‘Lucy’ and ‘Sallybright’ are all June-bearing strawberry varieties, while ‘Malling Juno’ is a summer fruiting raspberry. ‘Amelia’ and ‘Sallybright’ will be launched at 12.30pm on the Meiosis Limited stand (M2) at this year’s Fruit Focus, to be held at EMR on 25 July.

‘Amelia’ (formerly EM1103) is a late season variety, which crops 12-15 days later than Elsanta. ‘Amelia’ produces attractive, mid red coloured, regular shaped berries, which have good firmness and have an excellent shelf life. The late cropping season, improved shelf life and berry colour mean that ‘Amelia’ is well placed as an alternative to the variety ‘Florence’.

‘Lucy’ (formerly EM931) is a mid-season variety, which produces excellent yields of large berries, which are very firm and have an attractive mid-red colour. ‘Lucy’ is a grower friendly variety, which has performed well in trials conducted on pick-your-own farms and less intensive growing systems. With its good tolerance to rain damage, ‘Lucy’ is well suited for traditional field production without the use of polythene tunnels.

‘Sallybright’ (formerly EM1296) crops slightly earlier than Elsanta and produces very regular shaped berries, which have an excellent flavour. The berries are juicy and have an attractive, glossy, red to deep red colour. ‘Sallybright’ will be particularly interesting for PYO and direct market growers, but is not considered to be suitable marketing through the multiple retailers.

‘Malling Juno’ (formerly EM6544/80) starts to crop at a similar date to Glen Moy, but Juno’s season is more condensed and the 50% pick date can be 2 weeks before that of Glen Ample. The fruit quality of ‘Malling Juno’ is superior to Glen Moy, the berries having an attractive mid-red colour, and are brighter and firmer than Moy and have a good flavour.

East Malling Research (EMR) will also offer visitors to Fruit Focus an opportunity to speak directly with their scientists and view the latest results of their soft fruit research, on a guided walk around nearby plots. Topics on show will include:

- Fungicides, natural products and commodity substances for the control of Botrytis and powdery mildew in raspberry – Dr Angela Berrie

- Research on pheromones of the raspberry cane midge, other fruit midges and capsid bugs – Dr Jerry Cross

- Biology and biological control of western flower thrips on strawberries – Dr Jean Fitzgerald

- Biofumigant crops as replacements for methyl bromide soil sterilisation in strawberry production – Dr David Yohalem

- Developing novel water-saving irrigation strategies to produce fruit with more consistent flavour, quality and improved shelf-life – Dr Mark Else

Visitors to the show can sign up for these tours at EMR’s stand, which will also highlight EMR’s other current Horticulture LINK projects.

Ursula Twomey | alfa
Further information:
http://www.emr.ac.uk

More articles from Agricultural and Forestry Science:

nachricht Fighting a destructive crop disease with mathematics
21.06.2017 | University of Cambridge

nachricht Unusual soybean coloration sheds a light on gene silencing
20.06.2017 | University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

All articles from Agricultural and Forestry Science >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Can we see monkeys from space? Emerging technologies to map biodiversity

An international team of scientists has proposed a new multi-disciplinary approach in which an array of new technologies will allow us to map biodiversity and the risks that wildlife is facing at the scale of whole landscapes. The findings are published in Nature Ecology and Evolution. This international research is led by the Kunming Institute of Zoology from China, University of East Anglia, University of Leicester and the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research.

Using a combination of satellite and ground data, the team proposes that it is now possible to map biodiversity with an accuracy that has not been previously...

Im Focus: Climate satellite: Tracking methane with robust laser technology

Heatwaves in the Arctic, longer periods of vegetation in Europe, severe floods in West Africa – starting in 2021, scientists want to explore the emissions of the greenhouse gas methane with the German-French satellite MERLIN. This is made possible by a new robust laser system of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen, which achieves unprecedented measurement accuracy.

Methane is primarily the result of the decomposition of organic matter. The gas has a 25 times greater warming potential than carbon dioxide, but is not as...

Im Focus: How protons move through a fuel cell

Hydrogen is regarded as the energy source of the future: It is produced with solar power and can be used to generate heat and electricity in fuel cells. Empa researchers have now succeeded in decoding the movement of hydrogen ions in crystals – a key step towards more efficient energy conversion in the hydrogen industry of tomorrow.

As charge carriers, electrons and ions play the leading role in electrochemical energy storage devices and converters such as batteries and fuel cells. Proton...

Im Focus: A unique data centre for cosmological simulations

Scientists from the Excellence Cluster Universe at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich have establised "Cosmowebportal", a unique data centre for cosmological simulations located at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. The complete results of a series of large hydrodynamical cosmological simulations are available, with data volumes typically exceeding several hundred terabytes. Scientists worldwide can interactively explore these complex simulations via a web interface and directly access the results.

With current telescopes, scientists can observe our Universe’s galaxies and galaxy clusters and their distribution along an invisible cosmic web. From the...

Im Focus: Scientists develop molecular thermometer for contactless measurement using infrared light

Temperature measurements possible even on the smallest scale / Molecular ruby for use in material sciences, biology, and medicine

Chemists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in cooperation with researchers of the German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM)...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

Plants are networkers

19.06.2017 | Event News

Digital Survival Training for Executives

13.06.2017 | Event News

Global Learning Council Summit 2017

13.06.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

Quantum thermometer or optical refrigerator?

23.06.2017 | Physics and Astronomy

A 100-year-old physics problem has been solved at EPFL

23.06.2017 | Physics and Astronomy

Equipping form with function

23.06.2017 | Information Technology

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>