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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 >>

Inaugural Ahuwhenua Trophy competition for horticulture

Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 9:49 am | Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research is proud to be a Gold sponsor of the prestigious Ahuwhenua Trophy, Excellence in Māori Horticulture Award 2020. This year marks the first time since its establishment in 1933 that the competition has celebrated outstanding Māori ... More >>

European experts share BMSB tracking app success with NZ

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 9:26 am | Plant and Food Research

Two European brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) experts will share the success story of a BMSB tracking mobile app and experience in trying to gain sustainable control of the invasive pest with New Zealand biosecurity experts and stakeholders working ... More >>

International postharvest symposium comes to New Zealand

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 9:03 am | Plant and Food Research

Anyone with an interest in the postharvest treatment of fruits, vegetables and other horticultural crops needs to arrange a trip to New Zealand next November. More >>

Soil and Water Scientist elected as Academician

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 8:59 am | Plant and Food Research

Leading Plant & Food Research soil and water scientist Dr Brent Clothier has recently been elected as an Academician in the Division of Agriculture of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) in its latest biennial election round. He is one of ... More >>

A potential point-of-sale method to check fish oil capsules

Friday, 22 November 2019, 10:19 am | Plant and Food Research

Fish oil capsules are a popular health supplement with many health benefits, but concerns have been raised over the quality because omega-3 fatty acids are very prone to oxidation and deterioration on exposure to heat and light. Plant & Food Research ... More >>

Science NZ Awards honour Plant & Food Research scientists

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 11:16 am | Plant and Food Research

A team that has developed a ground-breaking wildfish harvesting system, a leading environmental scientist and an emerging plant geneticist from Plant & Food Research were amongst the 21 scientists and research teams recognised at Science New Zealand ... More >>





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