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FAR Researcher of the Year

News Snap: FAR Researcher of the Year

8 December 2017

Agronomist Shane Maley from Plant & Food Research has been named this year's Researcher of the Year by the Foundation for Arable Research.

 
Renewed partnership to boost in kiwifruit

Release: Renewed partnership to boost in kiwifruit

30 November 2017

Zespri welcomes the announcement by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today that it will support a renewed partnership with Zespri to develop new kiwifruit products and breeding technologies.

 
Climate model gets the measure of myrtle rust

Release: Climate model gets the measure of myrtle rust

20 November 2017

Myrtle rust never sleeps and, for a while it seems, neither did Plant & Food Research scientist Dr Rob Beresford, who spent the month of June poring through research articles, crunching data and creating mathematical formula to better gauge what the disea

 
Liverworts would rather be

Release: Liverworts would rather be 'red than dead'

6 November 2017

A Plant & Food Research project into the unique way liverworts shield themselves from extreme environments has been awarded funding for ongoing research in the latest round of Marsden Awards.

 
Success with sandwiches - the bark beetle breeding story

Release: Success with sandwiches - the bark beetle breeding story

20 October 2017

The key to controlling the pine bark beetle, which continues to devastate thousands of hectares of conifer forests in the Northern Hemisphere, may have been found in a laboratory in Auckland.

 
New programme promotes profitability and sustainability

Release: New programme promotes profitability and sustainability

20 October 2017

Improving environmental, economic and social outcomes are at the heart of an expansive new sustainability science programme from Plant & Food Research.

 
More science added to 5+ A Day

Release: More science added to 5+ A Day

4 October 2017

Food scientist Dr Carolyn Lister has been appointed a trustee on the board of the 5+ A Day Charitable Trust.

 
Successful IPO for CropLogic

News Snap: Successful IPO for CropLogic

19 September 2017

CropLogic, a company formed to commercialise a crop decision support tool developed by Plant & Food Research, has successfully undertaken an Initial Public Offering on the Australian Stock Exchange.

 
New Catalyst projects funded

News Snap: New Catalyst projects funded

7 September 2017

Plant & Food Research has received funding for four new projects through the Catalyst Fund: Seeding.

 
Recognition for research on insect pests

News Snap: Recognition for research on insect pests

14 August 2017

Professor Max Suckling is the recipient of the 2017 New Zealand Plant Protection Society Medal, awarded at the Society’s Annual Conference held recently.  

The medal recognises those who have made an exceptional contribution to plant protection, whether through research, education, implementation or leadership.

 
Pipfruit industry recognises the brains behind apple export success

News Snap: Pipfruit industry recognises the brains behind apple export success

10 August 2017

New Zealand is a world leader in the apple export business and the industry has recognised Plant & Food Research scientist Dr Jim Walker for his outstanding contribution to that success.

 
A lifetime of potato science recognised

News Snap: A lifetime of potato science recognised

27 July 2017

Potato New Zealand has honoured the man behind many a New Zealand potato, Plant & Food Research potato breeder John Anderson, with this year’s chairman’s award for service to the industry.

 
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