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Curious minds and the science of the spud

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 3:16 pm | Plant and Food Research

The potato may not be the obvious choice as a means of inspiring young minds about science, but that’s precisely the point for Plant & Food Research soil scientist Dr Trish Fraser. More >>

Building the health capabilities of berries

Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 1:04 pm | Plant and Food Research

Building the health capabilities of berries Science and business strategies for developing the health-promoting benefits of berry fruits was a key theme at a workshop held this month between representatives of Plant & Food Research and the North Carolina ... More >>

Dr Paul Blatchford awarded Emerging Researcher Grant

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 11:29 am | Plant and Food Research

Dr Paul Blatchford has been awarded an Emerging Researcher Grant by the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) to examine how bacteria and microorganisms in the gut may be improved using enteral nutrition and curcumin, a bright yellow naturally occurring ... More >>

World’s largest fruit trade show shines spotlight

Friday, 5 February 2016, 10:10 am | Plant and Food Research

World’s largest fruit trade show shines spotlight on Kiwi ingenuity. Auckland, New Zealand, February 5, 2016 - The world’s fresh produce industry is gathering in Berlin this February to showcase its wares as well as discussing global trends ... More >>

MBIE grant for Zespri kiwifruit research

Thursday, 3 December 2015, 11:23 am | Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research has been awarded $1 million from the Ministry of Business & Innovation’s High Value Nutrition fund to work with Zespri on research into whether kiwifruit can help better manage blood glucose levels. More >>

Insects as effective as bees for pollination

Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 10:23 am | Plant and Food Research

Research has found that “non-bee” insects are as important as honey bees in pollinating flowers, a service vital for crop production. More >>

Success in the Marsden Funding round

Friday, 13 November 2015, 10:32 am | Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research is involved in four projects funded in this year’s Marsden Funding round, the most successful Marsden round for the Institute. Plant & Food Research will lead three projects – tracing the evolution of smell, building an ... More >>

Berries the "go to" food

Tuesday, 10 November 2015, 10:50 am | Plant and Food Research

Scientists in North Carolina and New Zealand are collaborating and engaging with growers to build the scientific evidence to convince consumers that berries are nature’s “go to” health food. More >>

Keeping our unique fauna safe from harm

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 9:14 am | Plant and Food Research

Understanding the potential risks to New Zealand’s invertebrate fauna will allow regulators to better assess new biological control agents before they are released into the New Zealand environment. More >>

Native plant shares its secrets

Thursday, 3 September 2015, 9:06 am | Plant and Food Research

Scientists have sequenced one of New Zealand’s most important indigenous plants and are making the data available to tāngata whenua and New Zealand’s research community. More >>

New science and technology hub to support seafood industry

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 9:20 am | Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research has signed an agreement for Port Nelson to develop a purpose-built facility for its seafood research as part of a new collaborative industry hub. More >>

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 >>



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