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NZ Prime Minister recognises science that saved kiwifruit

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 4:50 pm | Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research is proud to be the recipient of this year’s Prime Minister’s Science Prize for its rapid response to the vine-killing kiwifruit disease Psa. More >>

NZ and India building stronger horticultural relationships

Friday, 2 February 2018, 12:00 pm | Plant and Food Research

A new partnership has been announced between New Zealand and the State of Himachal Pradesh under the Himachal Pradesh Horticultural Development Project which targets smallholder farmers in northern India. More >>

Climate model gets the measure of myrtle rust

Monday, 20 November 2017, 11:35 am | Plant and Food Research

Myrtle rust never sleeps and, for a while it seems, neither did Plant & Food Research scientist Dr Rob Beresford, who spent the month of June poring through research articles, crunching data and creating mathematical formula to better gauge what the disease ... More >>

Liverworts would rather be 'red than dead'

Friday, 3 November 2017, 1:07 pm | Plant and Food Research

A Plant & Food Research project into the unique way liverworts shield themselves from extreme environments has been awarded funding for ongoing research in the latest round of Marsden Awards. More >>

New Programme Promotes Profitability & Sustainability

Thursday, 19 October 2017, 11:54 am | Plant and Food Research

Improving environmental, economic and social outcomes are at the heart of an expansive new sustainability science programme from Plant & Food Research. More >>

New tools could secure the future of seafood

Monday, 25 September 2017, 11:58 am | Plant and Food Research

25 September 2017 - The fishing industry and global fisheries managers need to get on board with the power of genomics to secure the future of seafood, say scientists. More >>

Avocados could be good for guts

Monday, 21 August 2017, 11:38 am | Plant and Food Research

New research shows avocados may be good for gut health, which would be another previously unknown benefit. More >>

Apples delivered with a side of biodiversity

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 3:35 pm | Plant and Food Research

Most people might assume organic growing methods are better for biodiversity, but a new study by Plant & Food Research scientists shows a different approach can work just as well. More >>

Innovation vital to success of horticulture

Friday, 14 July 2017, 9:25 am | Plant and Food Research

Innovation will be key to the on-going success of the horticulture industry, says Dr Bruce Campbell, recipient of the 2017 Horticulture New Zealand Industry Service Award. More >>

Cracking mānuka’s genetic code to mitigate myrtle rust

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 11:46 am | Plant and Food Research

A nationwide science project that sequenced the mānuka genome and is now exploring its genetic diversity may be instrumental in protecting the indigenous plant from the fungal disease myrtle rust. More >>

Throwing ants off the scent

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 2:06 pm | Plant and Food Research

Scientists at Plant & Food Research, B3 (Better Border Biosecurity) and the University of Auckland have been researching Argentine ants to determine how odour and physical cues help them to forage for food. More >>

Breeding blue cod brings new possibilities

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 12:24 pm | Plant and Food Research

Scientists have managed to successfully breed blue cod for the first time, a milestone that will support the development of a new aquaculture industry for New Zealand. More >>

Bruce Campbell honoured by Royal Society of New Zealand

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 10:35 am | Plant and Food Research

Congratulations to Dr Bruce Campbell, Chief Operating Officer of Plant & Food Research, on being awarded the prestigious Thomson Medal for 2016. More >>

Breakthrough for the bees

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 1:30 pm | Plant and Food Research

Our small but hardy honey bees are under siege from a range of pests and diseases. However, some relief may be in sight for these important insects from a particularly dangerous disease – one that can destroy entire hives. More >>

Familiarity breeds versatility

Monday, 21 November 2016, 2:45 pm | Plant and Food Research

If you find yourself purchasing the same chocolate or wine at the supermarket, then your habit may have a scientific explanation. More >>

Big future for bright spud

Friday, 14 October 2016, 12:12 pm | Plant and Food Research

There is a new bright-skinned beauty in the potato patch that scrubs up well and is set to cause a bit of a stir. More >>

Trialling new taro treatment for better biosecurity

Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 9:30 am | Plant and Food Research

Scientists from Plant & Food Research have been trialling a specially engineered high-pressure washing machine for taro to help reduce the chances of invasive species entering New Zealand. More >>

Staying on top of the fruit fly threat

Friday, 9 September 2016, 1:03 pm | Plant and Food Research

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Boysenberry’s may be of benefit to asthma suffers

Monday, 25 July 2016, 2:52 pm | Plant and Food Research

Globally it is estimated that 150 million people are affected by asthma, with children making up around 10 percent of sufferers. In New Zealand, one of every nine adults and every seven children are prescribed asthma medication. More >>

Going 'in to bat' for the bees

Friday, 24 June 2016, 10:14 am | Plant and Food Research

For almost thirty years Dr Mark Goodwin has been protecting the kingdoms of queens and the health of their loyal subjects, often during times of foreign invasion. But while the realms he has dedicated his career to are small, their influence on the ... More >>



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