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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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Plant & Food Research joins forces with Māori groups

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 9:09 am | Plant and Food Research

Scientists at Plant & Food Research will collaborate with Māori groups to develop protocols to preserve reproductive cells for iconic or endangered freshwater fish and develop local skills for the establishment of a nursey of regional treasures ... More >>

New Zealand horticulture exports grow to $6.2 billion

Friday, 8 May 2020, 9:18 am | Plant and Food Research

New Zealand horticulture exports reached a record breaking $6.2 billion in the year ending June 2019 - an increase of $720 million from the previous year, and more than 10% of New Zealand’s total merchandise export income. More >>

Science staff on lockdown crowd-source image labeling skills

Monday, 20 April 2020, 9:18 am | Plant and Food Research

Like millions of New Zealanders, the majority of Plant & Food Research staff have been staying within their bubble away from the labs, but it does not stop them from contributing to science, one puppy or kitten image at a time. More >>

New Zealand blackcurrants – more than a one-hit wonder

Friday, 6 March 2020, 10:13 am | Plant and Food Research

It’s further good news for people who exercise regularly. According to a study by scientists at Plant & Food Research, anthocyanin-rich New Zealand blackcurrants provide more than one-off benefits for exercise recovery. More >>

Scientists invent new traps for brown marmorated stink bugs

Monday, 10 February 2020, 9:24 am | Plant and Food Research

Scientists looking at how to control a future invasion in New Zealand of brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys , have developed new traps that could be used to remove future offspring by attracting and removing males and females. More >>

New partnership to develop bigger, tastier blueberries

Thursday, 6 February 2020, 9:26 am | Plant and Food Research

Consumers across the world may soon be experiencing tastier, fuller-sized blueberries year-round, thanks to a new breeding partnership in blueberries that will bring premium quality berries to customers across the world. More >>