Palmerston North

Postal Address

Private Bag 11600
Palmerston North 4442

Physical Address

Food Industry Science Centre
Fitzherbert Science Centre
Batchelar Road
Palmerston North 4474

Tel: +64 6 953 7700
Fax: +64 6 351 7050

Palmerston North

 

Our Palmerston North site is part of the Fitzherbert Science Centre and features all aspects of our research from the development of sustainable production systems and bioprotection technologies to the breeding of elite cultivars.  Plant & Food Research is also a partner in the national Centre of Research Excellence for Food based at the Riddet Institute.


Key Facts

  • ~120 staff
  • The New Zealand Controlled Environment Laboratory (NZCEL)
  • Level 3 Plant Quarantine Facility and Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Food Development Facility
  • Modern purpose built laboratories, offices and support areas
  • Specialised coolstore facilities
  • Glasshouses and specialised fumigation facility


Local Research Collaborations include:

  • Riddet Institute
  • Fonterra
  • Greenhouse Gas Research Centre
  • AgResearch Grasslands
  • Massey University
  • Manawatu Biocommerce Centre
  • Allan Wilson Centre


Areas of research include:

  • Breeding Science
  • Breeding Technologies
  • Genomics
  • Biosecurity
  • Bioprotection Technologies
  • Plant Pathology & Mycology
  • Applied Entomology
  • Biological Chemistry & Bioactives
  • Consumer & Product Insights
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Food & Wellness
  • Food Solutions
  • Postharvest Fresh Foods
  • Crop & Fruit Production Systems
  • Systems Modelling
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