Most Recent News
Release: New funding takes the fight to myrtle rust
20 June 2017
Plant & Food Research and Scion have been successful in the latest round of MBIEs Catalyst Strategic Fund with a project addressing the threat of myrtle rust to New Zealand.
News Snap: Scientist recognised for plant architecture biology
15 June 2017
Dr Kimberley Snowden, Science Team Leader in the New Cultivar Innovatio Portfolio, has been awarded this year’s Roger Slack Award in recognition of her research into plant branching.
Release: Cracking manuka's genetic code to mitigate myrtle rust
13 June 2017
A nationwide science project that sequenced the manuka genome and is now exploring its genetic diversity may be instrumental in protecting the indigenous plant from the fungal disease myrtle rust.
Release: New Zealand horticulture now worth $8.7 billion
26 May 2017
Produce from the New Zealand horticulture industry is worth $8.7 billion a year, including more than $5 billion of exports, a new record high.
Release: Fast-tracking health products
26 May 2017
A new collaboration between Anagenix and Plant & Food Research will see health and wellness products based on New Zealand science fast-tracked to the international market.
Release: New seafood research centre opens
22 May 2017
Hon Dr Nick Smith, MP for Nelson, officially opened the new Nelson Research Centre for Plant & Food Research on Friday 19 May 2017.
Release: Throwing ants off the scent
12 May 2017
Scientists at Plant & Food Research, B3 (Better Border Biosecurity) and the University of Auckland have been researching Argentine ants to determine how odour and physical cues help them to forage for food.
News Snap: Wine research recognised
27 February 2017
Plant & Food Research scientist Dr Marc Greven has received the 2017 Best Viticulture Paper Award from the American Society of Enology and Viticulture.
News Snap: Scientists secure seed funding
12 December 2016
Two of Plant & Food Research’s scientists have received research funding in the latest round of the Catalyst Fund – a Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment investment initiative supporting international collaboration in science and innovation that can benefit New Zealand.
News Snap: Plant & Food Research joins Food Valley Society
16 November 2016
Plant & Food Research has become the first New Zealand-based member of the Food Valley Society, an international network of more than 140 organisations focused on innovation in the food sector.
News Snap: Plant & Food Research joins EuroFIR
7 October 2016
Plant & Food Research has become a member of EuroFIR (the European Food Information Resource), an international association that provies a network for organisations involved with food composition information and data.
News Snap: Scientist recognised with Sichuan award
26 September 2016
Mike Manning, a plant disease scientist in Plant & Food Research’s Bioprotection Portfolio, has been honoured with a Tian Fu Friendship Award from the Sichuan Provincial People’s Government in China.