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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="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2201/5be23b086eeb2a33b56f.jpeg" ... More >>

Plant & Food Research And Lincoln University Part Of Game Changing Gene Discovery

Monday, 10 January 2022, 10:18 am | Plant and Food Research

Scientists from Plant & Food Research and Lincoln University have contributed knowledge integral to the discovery of a new gene described as a game changer for global agriculture. The gene allows natural reproduction by cloning in plants, allowing ... More >>

Plant & Food Research And Lincoln University Part Of Game Changing Gene Discovery

Friday, 7 January 2022, 7:40 am | Plant and Food Research

Scientists from Plant & Food Research and Lincoln University have contributed knowledge integral to the discovery of a new gene described as a game changer for global agriculture. The gene allows natural reproduction by cloning in plants, allowing ... More >>

Science New Zealand Awards Recognise Plant & Food Research Scientists

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 3:03 pm | Plant and Food Research

Today’s Science New Zealand Awards recognise outstanding research by three Plant & Food Research scientists and teams – an accomplished fruit crop scientist, a consortium working on myrtle rust disease and an emerging researcher looking at ... More >>

MPI Funding For Transition To Future Orchard Planting Systems

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 10:14 am | Plant and Food Research

A project to increase the successful adoption of a new growing system with the potential to double orchard productivity, improve environmental outcomes, and boost labour efficiency has received $1.65 million of Government funding. Future Orchard Planting ... More >>

MPI Funding For Transition To Future Orchard Planting Systems

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 10:12 am | Plant and Food Research

A project to increase the successful adoption of a new growing system with the potential to double orchard productivity, improve environmental outcomes, and boost labour efficiency has received $1.65 million of Government funding. Future Orchard Planting ... More >>

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="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2106/f6c74e59415ed21343f5.jpeg" 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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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