The UK cider industry relies on a vast number of apple growers to ensure that there is a supply of the highest quality cider apples each year.
NACM and its members have a dedicated Pomology Committee, forming a panel of experts, who focus on three main areas:
- Supporting apple growers
- Providing individual support for apple growers and ensuring that all growers have access to the latest information through annual events and through our website
- Researching ways to improve cider apple growing
- Continual research and monitoring of cider apple growing best practice. Funding a range of research programmes and ensuring new information is shared with cider apple growers
- Monitoring Legislation
- Cider apple growing, like all aspects of agriculture is heavily regulated. We monitor any proposed changes to regulation that could impact apple growers and represent the cider apple industry both in the UK and abroad, where necessary.
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We offer a dedicated support line for all cider apple growers in the UK, whether you supply an NACM member or grow cider apples to make your own ciders.
If you have any pomology related enquiries, require support or advice, please contact us on the form at the bottom of the page.
Welsh Perry and Cider Heritage Project https://www.welshcider.co.uk/resources
AHDB Horticulture https://horticulture.ahdb.org.uk/sector/tree-fruit
NIAB-EMR PhD project http://www.ctp-fcr.org/
Latest Pomology News
The NACM are currently recruiting for a newly created role, focusing on the technical and pomology agenda of the association, reporting to the CEO and working closely with member companies.
Orchard managers, apple growers and cidermakers from all over the country gathered on 1st August for the annual National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) Orchard and Machinery Day
Alistair Campbell’s PhD investigated improving pest control services and beneficial insect conservation in cider apple orchards using multi-functional flower mixes
If you have any pomology related enquiries, require support or advice, please contact us on the form below.