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Giving Northland students a taste of horticulture

Release: Giving Northland students a taste of horticulture

28 March 2017

Plant & Food Research and Orangewood Ltd are helping Northland students develop their knowledge of local fruit crops through a new work experience programme, with the aim of increasing local talent in the horticulture workforce.

 
Finding more profit from fodder beet

Release: Finding more profit from fodder beet

20 March 2017

Plant & Food Research scientists are helping growers maximise profitability from fodder beet crops.

 
Good for exports, health and environment: a history of apple pest management

Release: Good for exports, health and environment: a history of apple pest management

6 March 2017

A unified, goal-driven sector with a responsiveness to market demand is credited with the development of a pest management system in New Zealand's apple industry that is the envy of other countries and crop industries.

 
Wine research recognised

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.

 
Scientists secure seed funding

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.

 
Bruce Campbell honoured by Royal Society of New Zealand

Release: Bruce Campbell honoured by Royal Society of New Zealand

24 November 2016

Congratulations to Dr Bruce Campbell, Chief Operating Officer of Plant & Food Research, on being awarded the prestigious Thomson Medal for 2016.

 
Breakthrough for the bees

Release: Breakthrough for the bees

22 November 2016

Preliminary results from a pilot study indicate that a breakthrough has been made in the fight against a serious honey bee pathogen.

 
Familiarity breeds versatility

Release: Familiarity breeds versatility

21 November 2016

New research suggests that familiarity with a particular food or drink increases the perceived suitability of that product for different situations.

 
Plant & Food Research joins Food Valley Society

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.

 
Plant & Food Research joins EuroFIR

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.

 
Scientist recognised with Sichuan award

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.

 
Future threats and opportunities for pollinators and pollination

News Snap: Future threats and opportunities for pollinators and pollination

10 August 2016

A research paper co-authored by Plant & Food Research’s pollination and apiculture scientist Dr David Pattemore published in PeerJ has identified the most serious future threats to and opportunities for pollinators and pollination.

Pollinating species provide essential agricultural and ecological services around the globe. Thirty-five percent of global crop production and 85% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to thrive.

 
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