Maximising value from rock lobster
Ensuring rock lobster reach consumers in premium condition delivers maximum profitability from the catch.
Adding value to hoki
New biomaterial ingredients extracted from hoki skins adds value to the seafood industry.
Delivering superior apples
Making sure apples are harvested with the right dry matter concentration ensures premium quality for the consumer.
Cereal crops for New Zealand conditions
Cultivars bred for the New Zealand environment improve the productivity of the cereal grains sector.
Optimising vineyard yield
Managing grape volume to ensure a consistent supply of wine reaches the market is a key factor in the profitability of the wine industry.
New flavours for beers
New hop cultivars with novel flavour and aroma characteristics can earn a premium on the global marketplace.
Maintaining access for avocados
Science ensured access to the USA market remained open for New Zealand avocados after biosecurity alert.
Feed alternatives for dairy herds
Integrating high yield crops, such as maize, to supplement pasture-based feed adds to the productivity of dairy farms.
Discovering the natural goodness in blackcurrants
Scientific research that demonstrates the functionality of ingredients supports the marketing of new food products with validated health claims.
Breeding for Psa resistance
The bacterial disease Psa was identified in New Zealand in November 2010. Resistance to the disease is now a key characteristic for the kiwifruit breeding programme.
Using sex to protect export markets
Mating disruption technologies use pheromones to confuse insect pests, reducing the need for pesticide controls that may leave residues on fruits.
Low residue apples for export
Apple Futures helps growers to deliver apples for export with no pests or diseases and meet the strict residue requirements of European regulations and supermarket customer assurance programmes.