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NZ blackcurrants good for brain

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 7:43 am | Plant and Food Research

Research has shown that New Zealand blackcurrants are good for keeping us mentally young and agile, a finding that could have potential in managing the mental decline associated with aging populations, or helping people with brain disorders such as ... More >>

Science summer session for rangatahi

Thursday, 11 June 2015, 2:26 pm | Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research, in collaboration with Māori organisation Wakatū Incorporation, has received funding from the New Zealand government to engage Māori rangatahi (young Māori) with science. Through the new Unlocking Curious Minds funding, Plant & ... More >>

Conference provides opportunity to showcase Māori research

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 11:33 am | Plant and Food Research

Auckland 25 May 2015. Next month New Zealand’s seven Crown Research Institutes, alongside Callaghan Innovation, are coming together to host Te Ara Pūtaiao 2015, a two-day symposium being held 22 - 23 June 2015at the Novotel Hotel in Rotorua aimed ... More >>

Protection from a stinky problem

Thursday, 14 May 2015, 10:10 am | Plant and Food Research

14 May 2015…Scientists are working together with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and industry to limit the potential for a new pest to establish in New Zealand – the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB). An Asian native, the stink bug – so ... More >>

Horticulture production exceeds $7 billion

Friday, 24 April 2015, 10:02 am | Plant and Food Research

New Zealand’s horticultural production has exceeded $7 billion for the first time, according to the latest edition of the industry statistics publication Fresh Facts. More >>

New funding to send apples to Asia

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 2:38 pm | Plant and Food Research

New research funding will support the pipfruit industry in opening the door for apple exports in new high-value Asian markets. More >>

Crowdsourcing science to beat Psa

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 2:54 pm | Plant and Food Research

Scientists are hoping that crowdsourcing knowledge from the international science community will help them find the answer to a lethal kiwifruit disease. More >>

Supreme award for innovation

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 9:55 am | Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research has been recognised for its innovation, winning the Supreme Innovator Award and the Sustainability & Cleantech category in this year’s New Zealand Innovators Awards, for research that will change the way the world fishes. More >>

NZ horticultural science helps Kenyan avocado farmers

Friday, 10 October 2014, 10:39 am | Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research has recently completed the first year of a 5-year project, funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme, working with small scale avocado growers in Kenya alongside New Zealand company, Olivado. More >>

Kiwifruit scientist recognised by global industry

Monday, 22 September 2014, 3:39 pm | Plant and Food Research

Auckland, New Zealand. 22 September 2014...Dr Mark McNeilage, a scientist at Plant & Food Research, has been recognised for his contribution to the global kiwifruit industry with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Kiwifruit Working Group of the ... More >>

New funding to support high value food exports

Monday, 15 September 2014, 11:09 am | Plant and Food Research

Auckland, New Zealand. 15 September 2014...Plant & Food Research has received funding for two new projects in the latest government science investment round. More >>

High value fungi may offer new industry for NZ

Monday, 1 September 2014, 10:38 am | Plant and Food Research

1 September 2014 Scientists could open up new opportunities for the New Zealand forestry industry following recent research into the cultivation and commercialization of two edible fungi crops: saffron milk cap (Lactarius deliciosus) and Bianchetto truffle ... More >>

Plant & Food Research scientists honoured

Friday, 22 August 2014, 1:29 pm | Plant and Food Research

Auckland, New Zealand. 22 August 2014 Two of Plant & Food Research’s most preeminent scientists were awarded one of the highest honours in horticultural science earlier this week. Ross Ferguson and Ian Ferguson (no relation) were made Fellows ... More >>

Food data to keep New Zealand healthy

Tuesday, 13 May 2014, 9:52 am | Plant and Food Research

Auckland, New Zealand. 13 May 2014...Health and nutrition professionals, policymakers and people with an interest in food can now access updated nutritional analyses of foods common to the New Zealand diet. More >>

Horticulture now 8% of New Zealand’s exports

Monday, 5 May 2014, 10:10 am | Plant and Food Research

Auckland, New Zealand. 5 May 2014...Horticultural products now account for 8% of New Zealand’s total merchandise exports, according to the latest edition of the industry publication Fresh Facts. More >>

Plant & Food Research expand seafood research capability

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 1:50 pm | Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research’s new Maitai Seafood Research Facility was officially opened yesterday by Hon. Dr Nick Smith, MP for Nelson, at a function attended by local officials and more than 130 representatives from both the seafood industry and science community. More >>

Natural plant compounds may assist chemotherapy

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 10:19 am | Plant and Food Research

Researchers at Plant & Food Research have identified plant compounds present in carrots and parsley that may one day support more effective delivery of chemotherapy treatments. More >>

Natural berryfruit ingredients may help asthma

Wednesday, 19 February 2014, 9:02 am | Plant and Food Research

Auckland, New Zealand. 19 February 2014...Research suggests that natural chemicals from some blackcurrant varieties may reduce inflammation and help breathing in some types of asthma. More >>

Wasps hooked on the smell of mussels

Tuesday, 18 February 2014, 9:20 am | Plant and Food Research

Auckland, New Zealand. 18 February 2014...New Zealand green-lipped mussels might hold the key to controlling that dreaded summer insect – the wasp. More >>

Introduced insects not such a pest

Tuesday, 14 January 2014, 12:16 pm | Plant and Food Research

Lincoln, New Zealand 14 January 2014... Concerns are often raised about the introduction of non-native insects around the world to control weeds, citing the risk the introduced insects may cause to other desirable plant species. Yet a new study suggests there ... More >>

 

 

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