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New Zealand Research Institute Begins Closer Relationship With The Asian Development Bank

Friday, 19 April 2024, 9:43 am | Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have agreed to cooperate on an initiative, and the New Zealand research institute has also secured a contract with Quezon City, the largest city in metropolitan Manila. Signing ceremonies ... More >>

New Zealand Plant-based Packing Technology To Be Sold Globally

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 12:31 pm | Plant and Food Research

A new company has been established to market a sustainable plant-based alternative to polystyrene, developed through a government-funded Crown Research Institute collaboration. The new company, ZealaFoam Holdings Limited, will focus on commercial opportunities ... More >>

Passionate About Fruit – Plant & Food Research Launches New Project In Viet Nam

Monday, 11 March 2024, 3:09 pm | Plant and Food Research

A five-year New Zealand Government-funded project to help Viet Nam build a more lucrative passionfruit export industry was formally launched by the Prime Ministers of Viet Nam and New Zealand in Wellington today. New Zealand Prime Minister Christopher ... More >>

Plant & Food Research Staff Recognised At Science New Zealand 2023 Awards

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 9:30 am | Plant and Food Research

Science and support staff from Plant & Food Research who were involved in the response to Cyclone Gabrielle were honoured at the Science New Zealand 2023 National Awards in Wellington last night. The event also celebrated two Plant & Food ... More >>

Plant & Food Research Epigenetic Project Receives Marsden Grant

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 10:34 am | Plant and Food Research

A Plant & Food Research epigenetic project has received support in the latest Marsden Fund investment round. The project will examine how different reproductive modes of species can influence how traits are passed down through generations. Project ... More >>

Lab Grown Fruit - New Zealand Scientists Aim To Break New Ground With Cellular Horticulture Research.

Thursday, 7 September 2023, 9:50 am | Plant and Food Research

Scientists at Plant & Food Research are using their expertise in horticulture to explore the production of fruit without a tree, vine, or bush - instead using lab-grown plant cells. Initial trials have included working with cells from blueberries, ... More >>

Four Plant & Food Research Staff Recognised With Awards From Science Institute

Monday, 24 July 2023, 11:08 am | Plant and Food Research

Four scientists from Plant & Food Research have been recognised for their contributions to the primary sector with awards from the New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science (NZIAHS). Fruit crop physiologist and Honorary ... More >>

Mussels Aiding Muscles: Clinical Study ProvesNew Zealand GreenshellTM Mussel Powder Key To Faster Injury Recovery.

Wednesday, 28 June 2023, 9:46 am | Plant and Food Research

No pain, no gain – sore muscles are a common side effect of exercise. Researchers have found New Zealand Greenshell™ mussel powder can help men recover faster from injuries caused by exercise. The clinical trial, conducted by Plant & Food ... More >>

Apple Orchards Surveyed As Part Of Cyclone Gabrielle Recovery Research

Monday, 22 May 2023, 1:45 pm | Plant and Food Research

Scientists from Plant & Food Research have been collecting data from apple orchards in Hawke’s Bay to better understand the impact of Cyclone Gabrielle on plant and soil health and support grower’s management decisions. The Soil Health ... More >>

New Hop Varieties For New Zealand’s Largest Grower

Monday, 8 May 2023, 10:42 am | Plant and Food Research

A new collaboration between Clayton Hops and Plant & Food Research will see new varieties of hops being grown in Aotearoa New Zealand, offering brewers worldwide exciting novel flavours. Clayton Hops, New Zealand’s largest hop grower, have partnered ... More >>

New Zealand Food Data Selected For New Global Health App

Wednesday, 15 March 2023, 11:45 am | Plant and Food Research

The New Zealand Food Composition Database (NZFCD) has been selected as a key source of data for a new health and wellness app, the first dataset to be acknowledged with a golden star by the app developers. My-Nutri-Diary is a new app developed in Germany ... More >>

Breeding Programme Focused On Growing In Hot Climates Evolves

Friday, 10 February 2023, 9:19 am | Plant and Food Research

<img src="" width="720" height="720"> The world’s only breeding programme focused on apples and pears for hot climates has a fresh new look. The ... More >>

New Dragon Fruit Varieties To Delight Growers And Consumers

Thursday, 9 February 2023, 9:19 am | Plant and Food Research

The first new varieties from a joint New Zealand – Viet Nam dragon fruit breeding programme are set to be launched to the global marketplace. <img src="" width="720" height="480"> Plant & Food Research ... More >>

Award Recognition For Plant & Food Research Scientists

Wednesday, 7 December 2022, 10:35 am | Plant and Food Research

This year’s Science New Zealand Awards honour a number of Plant & Food Research/Rangahau Ahumāra Kai scientists. Dr Daryl Rowan, an accomplished organic chemist, received the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Team Award went to the multidisciplinary ... More >>

Locally Grown Macadamia Nuts Shown To Be Good For Health

Wednesday, 23 November 2022, 10:25 am | Plant and Food Research

Those wanting a health boost should look at macadamia nuts grown in Aotearoa New Zealand as an option. <img src="" width="720" height="450"> A preliminary analysis of Torere ... More >>

New Research To Future-proof New Zealand’s Wine Sector

Thursday, 29 September 2022, 5:52 pm | Plant and Food Research

A new experimental vineyard in Blenheim will help enhance the supply of quality grapes for New Zealand’s wine sector into the future. The new Experimental Future Vineyard facility, based at the New Zealand Wine Centre - Te Pokapū Wāina o Aotearoa, ... More >>

New Funding Focused On Improving Fruit Production

Wednesday, 14 September 2022, 12:38 pm | Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research has received New Zealand Government funding for three new Smart Ideas projects focused on improving fruit production through better flowering and pollination. How many flowers? led by Simona Nardozza is a three-year project ... More >>

New Zealand Researchers Lead World First Sequencing Of Bilberry Genome

Thursday, 28 April 2022, 3:50 pm | Plant and Food Research

A bilberry gene mapping project at Plant & Food Research, funded by Genomics Aotearoa, has made some significant findings on the berry’s unique pigments, something that has exciting potential for our own horticulture industry. The genome produced ... More >>

New Investigation Into Native Honey

Wednesday, 30 March 2022, 9:02 am | Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research will be leading a national team of researchers looking at native honey composition and the characteristics that appeal most to consumers, thanks to new funding from the High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge. <img ... More >>

KBC Appoints Dr Roger Hellens As Chief Technology Officer

Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 11:58 am | Plant and Food Research

The Kiwifruit Breeding Centre (KBC) is delighted to be able to announce that Dr Roger Hellens will be joining as the inaugural Chief Technology Officer (CTO). <img src="" ... More >>





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