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Helping farmers manage the most valuable resource

Wednesday, 23 July 2008, 10:40 am | Crop and Food Research

A Land Management Index (LMI) computer tool to help farmers predict the consequences of management decisions on soil quality and future productivity is about to be rolled out around the country. More >>

Maize silage makes the most of dairy effluent

Wednesday, 4 June 2008, 2:00 pm | Crop and Food Research

A project in the Waikato is developing options for dairy farmers concerned about nutrient management. More >>

Science breakthough leads to new gourmet mushrooms

Friday, 23 May 2008, 9:41 am | Crop and Food Research

A forest-grown mushroom which is a well-known Northern Hemisphere delicacy is, for the first time this year, being grown under Gisborne pine forests in commercial quantities. It promises to add a new dimension to New Zealand cuisine but also represents a step ... More >>

Environment-friendly tools for lettuce growers

Wednesday, 21 May 2008, 12:30 am | Crop and Food Research

Lettuce growers have a number of practical new tools at their disposal thanks to a large science programme that has developed a system of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) specifically for the outdoor lettuce crops grown in New Zealand. More >>

Nepalese farmers to benefit from NZ crop expertise

Tuesday, 6 May 2008, 10:32 am | Crop and Food Research

Staff working within Crop & Food Research’s forage breeding programmes are spearheading a new and exciting project to alleviate poverty within farming communities in Nepal, and improving household incomes from milk sales. More >>

Application to field evaluate GM onions

Thursday, 10 April 2008, 3:17 pm | Crop and Food Research

Crop & Food Research has made an application to the Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA) to undertake a field evaluation of genetically modified onion, spring onion, garlic and leek. More >>

Major new fund for pastoral and food industries

Tuesday, 11 March 2008, 1:54 pm | Crop and Food Research

Response from Crop & Food Research to the Prime Minister's  announcement of a major new fund for the pastoral and food industries.     Crop & Food Research CEO Mark Ward has welcomed the Government's announcement today of the NZ Fast Forward ... More >>

Latest Crop & Food Research news is...

Wednesday, 5 March 2008, 11:23 am | Crop and Food Research

Tearless onion discovery hits the headlines - Thrips lure wins award in France - New team leads food and production research - Whole grain flour from legumes make healthier snacks - Potatoes researched for lower fat French fries - Trial demonstrates ... More >>

Philippa Jones wins HR Person of the Year Award

Tuesday, 26 February 2008, 10:26 am | Crop and Food Research

Crop & Food Research congratulates Philippa Jones for winning the supreme award from the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand. Philippa was named Overall HR Person of the Year at the Institute’s awards dinner in Wellington last week. She has also ... More >>

New General Manager Crop & Food Research

Tuesday, 12 February 2008, 2:06 pm | Crop and Food Research

Delivering Crop & Food Research’s innovative food developments to the marketplace is the role of the company’s new General Manager Food Solutions, Chris Buddle. More >>

International award for NZ technology

Friday, 1 February 2008, 9:53 am | Crop and Food Research

A lure for thrips, developed at Crop & Food Research in partnership with colleagues from the Netherlands, has attracted an innovation award at an international horticultural exhibition in France. More >>

Delegation seeks cooperation with NZ scientists

Tuesday, 22 January 2008, 4:50 pm | Crop and Food Research

A delegation from India is visiting Crop & Food Research this week to sign a Memorandum of Understanding, which should prove mutually beneficial to crop science both within India and New Zealand. More >>

Strong Growth In Cereal-Based Food Exports

Thursday, 3 January 2008, 11:49 am | Crop and Food Research

A new analysis of New Zealand's cereal-based foods and baked-goods sector has shown it to be achieving significant and consistent export growth. Crop & Food Research Business manager Tim Lindley says the cereal sector is moving strongly forward. More >>

Spuds in the spotlight at the Esplanade

Thursday, 20 December 2007, 10:32 am | Crop and Food Research

A display of New Zealand potato cultivars features in the Victoria Esplanade in Palmerston North this summer in recognition of the United Nations declaration of 2008 as the International Year of the Potato. More >>

Business through Transtasman science collaboration

Tuesday, 18 December 2007, 10:12 am | Crop and Food Research

New Zealand and Australian scientists say they’re delighted with the amount of business likely to be generated out of the AUSGRAINZ collaboration between CSIRO Plant Industry and Crop & Food Research. More >>

Reducing pest control costs for arable farmers

Tuesday, 11 December 2007, 11:11 am | Crop and Food Research

A group of Canterbury farmers and their commercial and scientific partners hope to encourage uptake of improved methods for controlling crop pests. More >>

'Digest': Latest Crop & Food Research news

Wednesday, 5 December 2007, 3:39 pm | Crop and Food Research

Leading food innovation for economic transformation * Research and management strengths support new focus for Crop & Food Research * Functional ingredient in foods and drinks selling worldwide * New food concepts research leader * Baking industry boosted by ... More >>

Making red lilies bloom earlier for Christmas

Monday, 12 November 2007, 11:36 am | Crop and Food Research

The bright red Opal lily cultivars can be sold into the lucrative Christmas markets around the world thanks to work by a Crop & Food Research scientist who has discovered how to make it flower several weeks earlier. More >>

Potato growers invest in future capability

Tuesday, 6 November 2007, 1:07 pm | Crop and Food Research

New Zealand’s potato growers are investing for the future by launching four new PhD research programmes for postgraduate students. More >>

NZ food ingredient gives Italian giant the edge

Wednesday, 17 October 2007, 1:36 pm | Crop and Food Research

A European multinational food company has confirmed that New Zealand food investment is paying off. More >>

 

 

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