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New Funding To Assess Impact Of On-farm Plantings On Beneficial Insects

Monday, 6 December 2021, 11:31 am | Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research and co-investment partners welcome the $2.2 million of Government funding for a new project ‘Beneficial Biodiversity for the Greater Good’, just announced by Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor. The $3.2 million, ... More >>

Plant & Food Research Scientist Dr Ron Beatson Wins The Morton Coutts Award

Friday, 22 October 2021, 9:46 am | Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research scientist Dr Ron Beatson was awarded the prestigious Morton Coutts Trophy at the Brewers Guild of New Zealand 2021 New Zealand Beer Awards in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the New Zealand hops industry. ... More >>

New Zealand Horticulture Exports Resilient In The Year Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 9:43 am | Plant and Food Research

New Zealand horticulture exports weathered the effects of COVID-19 to reach new heights, climbing to a record-breaking $6.6 billion in the year ending 30 June 2020. This is an increase of $450 million from the previous year, and more than 11% of ... More >>

New Blueberries Now Available For New Zealand Growers

Friday, 11 June 2021, 9:31 am | Plant and Food Research

Blueberry growers will now have access to new varieties with large, tasty fruit, ideal for export overseas. <img src="" width="720" height="480"> Plant & Food Research ... More >>

Plant & Food Research Mentoring Initiative Wins HRNZ Award

Friday, 4 June 2021, 12:31 pm | Plant and Food Research

Our in-house mentoring initiative won the award for Learning and Development Capability at The Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRNZ) national awards. The initiative provides a formal system to create more value and impact from mentoring relationships ... More >>

New Research Facility In Te Tauihu

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 4:24 pm | Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research/Rangahau Ahumāra Kai and Wakatū Incorporation today celebrated the opening of a new research facility in Te Tauihu, the top of the South Island. The new 1430m2 building in Riuwaka near Motueka combines with existing facilities ... More >>

Future Orchards And Sustainable Fishing Systems Recognised In Primary Industry Awards

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 2:28 pm | Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research Rangahau Ahumāra Kai has won two Primary Industry Awards, recognising innovations in orchard design and sustainable fishing systems. The Future Orchard Planting Systems (FOPS) science team received the Primary Industry ... More >>

Horticultural Training Offers High-value Career Options To Northland Youths

Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 11:02 am | Plant and Food Research

Thanks to a partnership between Plant & Food Research and Orangewood Packhouse, over the last four years 51 students from five Northland secondary schools have graduated from a horticultural programme that offers hands-on training and NCEA credits. The ... More >>

New Research Project To Provide Insight Into Kiwifruit Disease Psa

Thursday, 12 November 2020, 10:38 am | Plant and Food Research

A new research project that may help future-proof the kiwifruit industry has received a Fast Start Marsden grant. The project, led by Dr Jay Jayaraman at Plant & Food Research and titled: How do new pathogen incursions evolve during host infection ... More >>

New Research Project Could Provide Insights Into How Plants Respond To Climate Change

Wednesday, 11 November 2020, 10:45 am | Plant and Food Research

A research project that’s just received a Marsden Fund Standard Grant will improve our understanding of how land plants adapt to environmental stress and could provide insight into how plants respond to climate change. The research project will investigate ... More >>

Alistair Jerrett recognised by Seafood NZ with Award

Monday, 9 November 2020, 9:06 am | Plant and Food Research

Recently retired, highly respected Plant & Food Research seafood production scientist Alistair Jerrett has received the Longstanding Service Award at Seafood New Zealand’s Seafood Stars Awards for making a substantial positive difference to the seafood ... More >>

Dr Nick Albert wins Royal Society Te Apārangi Hamilton Award

Friday, 6 November 2020, 11:29 am | Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research scientist Dr Nick Albert has received the Hamilton Award, the Royal Society Te Apārangi Early Career Research Excellence Award for Science. The award celebrates his contributions to the future development of new fruit varieties ... More >>

James Cook Research Fellowship Recipient Dr Kevin Davies To Decipher Evolution Of Stress-tolerance Of Land Plants

Thursday, 29 October 2020, 3:00 pm | Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research scientist Dr Kevin Davies has been awarded the James Cook Research Fellowship to undertake a study into the evolution of fundamental stress tolerance adaptation of land plants, by comparing mechanisms in hornworts to those ... More >>

Scientists Are Cracking The Code To Kiwifruit Pollination Success Using A “digital Twin”

Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 11:53 am | Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research scientists and collaborators from the USA have compiled more than 30 years of field-based data from kiwifruit research to create “digital twins” of pollination processes in kiwifruit orchards, and have used these to predict ... More >>

Kiwis Want To Know What’s In Their Food

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 9:37 am | Plant and Food Research

Navigating the way to good food choices in the shopping aisle can be a challenge. Detailed information about the nutritional value of New Zealand foods, beyond what is available on a food label, has not always been easy to find. Making this simpler, ... More >>

Seafood Production Scientist Maren Wellenreuther Wins Thermo Fisher Scientific™ Award

Friday, 4 September 2020, 9:25 am | Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research seafood scientist Dr Maren Wellenreuther has been recognised for her high calibre of molecular biology research in New Zealand at the Queenstown Research Week, where she was given the 2020 Thermo Fisher Scientific™ ... More >>

Hawke’s Bay Community Engaged In Codling Moth Research To Protect New Zealand Apples

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 8:31 am | Plant and Food Research

Growing the world’s best apples is a team effort. Plant & Food Research has engaged households in Hawke’s Bay, the heart of New Zealand’s apple industry, in studies that will help create smarter and more sustainable ways to protect the ... More >>

Scientist Russell Lowe wins Plant Raiser's Award

Monday, 15 June 2020, 9:29 am | Plant and Food Research

Russell Lowe, respected kiwifruit breeder and scientist at Plant & Food Research, has received the 2020 Plant Raiser's Award by the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture for the breeding and selection of 'Zesy002'. The cultivar beloved by ... More >>

Plant & Food Research joins Blue Economy CRC project

Friday, 12 June 2020, 9:58 am | Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research is a participant in a Blue Economy CRC Australia scoping study looking to review state-of-the-art multi-use floating offshore/high energy platform concepts and their application, aimed at supporting the development of a sustainable ... More >>

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