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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 >>

How onions recognise when to bulb

Wednesday, 4 December 2013, 12:13 pm | Plant and Food Research

New research will help to breed new onions tailored to grow in specific conditions. More >>

Natural compounds that keep the gut healthy

Tuesday, 12 November 2013, 10:51 am | Plant and Food Research

Research suggests that compounds in fruits and vegetables help us stay healthy by supporting the natural beneficial microorganisms in our gut that help us digest food and keep our bodies in balance. More >>

New funding for plant science

Tuesday, 29 October 2013, 2:33 pm | Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research has received funding for two projects in the latest Marsden fund which will study how plants grow and adapt, fundamental science that will ultimately inform future crop breeding and growing practices. More >>

Plant & Food Research recognised at NZ Innovator Awards

Friday, 18 October 2013, 10:56 am | Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research Innovation RecognisedPlant & Food Research had two reasons to celebrate at last nights New Zealand Innovators Awards held at Auckland Museum More >>

New funding to fight potato pest

Friday, 18 October 2013, 9:52 am | Plant and Food Research

Auckland, New Zealand. 18 October 2013...New research has been funded through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, to help the potato industry reduce issues caused by an insect intruder - the tomato-potato psyllid. More >>

Scientist recognised for relationship with China

Thursday, 17 October 2013, 12:32 pm | Plant and Food Research

Auckland, New Zealand and Wellington, New Zealand. 17 October 2013...Dr Ian Ferguson from Plant & Food Research and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has been recognised by the government of China with their premier award for foreigners, ... More >>

Plant & Food Research Appoints New Chief Scientist

Wednesday, 11 September 2013, 4:00 pm | Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research is a New Zealand-based science company providing research and development that adds value to fruit, vegetable, crop and food products. More >>

Psa family tree gives new tools to breed for resistance

Friday, 26 July 2013, 10:12 am | Plant and Food Research

A team of researchers from four countries have analysed the DNA of the kiwifruit disease Psa to identify its origins and develop new ways of breeding for resistance against it. More >>

Increasing interactions with the USA

Thursday, 4 July 2013, 9:50 am | Plant and Food Research

Two members of Plant & Food Research staff have been recognised by Fulbright New Zealand with awards designed to encourage educational and cultural exchange with the USA. More >>

Blackcurrants to Help Clear the Mind

Tuesday, 7 May 2013, 12:09 pm | Plant and Food Research

A study by Plant & Food Research has shown that an extract of New Zealand blackcurrants enriched in anthocyanins can help people stay more alert, reduce mental fatigue and work with greater accuracy whilst under significant mental stress. More >>

‘Meat And Three Veg’ Diet May Offer More Than First Thought

Wednesday, 9 January 2013, 11:30 am | Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research is a New Zealand-based science company providing research and development that adds value to fruit, vegetable, crop and food products. More >>

An apple a day to keep inflammation away?

Monday, 10 December 2012, 11:04 am | Plant and Food Research

Auckland, New Zealand. 10 December 2012…New research suggests that apples may be good for the millions of people worldwide suffering from inflammatory diseases. More >>

 

 

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