Plant & Food Research is involved in all aspects of the horticulture industry, from breeding new cultivars and addressing pest and disease challenges to enhancing sustainability and postharvest storage. Click our brochure to find out how.
Click the factcards below to find out how more about our research and how Plant & Food Research is supporting the industries we work with.
Apple Futures is a revolutionary integrated pest management programme designed to help NZ apples meet the phytosanitary checks in the world's toughest markets over more than 65 countries globally. Click to find out how.
Phytosanitary issues are a bigger threat to international fresh produce trade than ever before, yet consumer demand and regulatory authorities are calling for reductions in chemical residues. Click to see how our non-chemical controls are helping growers meet the world's strictest requirements.
Premium produce is about more than harvesting the best fruit; increasingly it is about delivering high quality produce from premium production systems. Our science provides growers the tools to optimise inputs, maximise outputs and ensure sustainability. Click to find out more.
'Wakefield' is a new red raspberry cultivar with improved disease resistance and firm fruit perfect for the machine harvest. Click to find out more.
Our research has supported the potato industry for more than 80 years. Click to find out how.
Plant & Food Research is working alongside the kiwifruit industry to minimise the impact of Psa and to ensure the industry remains sustainable in the future. Click to see how.
Plant & Food Research is involved in research all over the world. This factcard provides a general overview of the company along with a Chinese translation.
Our scientists have identified the natural chemicals released by the females of key
insect species to attract their mates. By combining them into a single dispenser, these chemicals can be released into an orchard to confuse the males of multiple pest species and stop them finding their future spouse.
Kiwiberry is a species of kiwifruit that produces
small, sweet fruit with edible skins designed to meet the convenience needs of todayâ��s consumers
while still delivering the same great taste and nutrition.
Te Kete Ahumara is a new website created to provide a comprehensive information directory for both established and new Maori businesses involved in food production.
Our summerfruit breeding programme is delivering
consumers new and novel tastes and textures while ensuring cultivars meet and exceed the production needs of growers. Click to find out how!
SLURI is a collaborative research programme
between Plant & Food Research, Landcare Research and AgResearch. It works with key stakeholders and other research organisations to conduct research on the sustainable management and use of soil resources, and develops new tools for regulators and land managers.
Our science works to optimise the value of fruit and vegetable crops worldwide by developing systems
and technologies that ensure premium quality and presentation are maintained throughout the cool chain.
Enabling land users and policy makers to better assess and manage impacts associated with land use change and intensification on agricultural productivity and the environment.
The tomato-potato psyllid, an insect pest that can carry a disease-causing bacterium, was discovered in New Zealand in 2006 and has since spread across
the entire country. Our science is saving growers more than $1 million p.a. Click to find our how.