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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.
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.
Release: Apples delivered with a side of biodiversity
10 August 2017
Most people might assume organic growing methods are better for biodiversity, but a new study by Plant & Food Research scientists shows a different approach can work just as well.
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.
Release: Innovation vital to success of horticulture
14 July 2017
Innovation will be key to the on-going success of the horticulture industry, says Dr Bruce Campbell, recipient of the 2017 Horticulture New Zealand Industry Service Award.
Release: Industry crowns a bee king's career
13 July 2017
While queen bees rule in the hive, the latest apiculture industry award has gone to one of the kings of the bee world.
News Snap: Taking stock of manuka
5 July 2017
Researchers from a range of disciplines and organisations will come together on 6-7 July in Palmerston North for a workshop on mānuka.
Release: Pollination technique could significantly boost macadamia yield
4 July 2017
Improving macadamia tree yields by more than 50 per cent could be achieved by alternating varieties in rows and increasing pollinators, new research suggests.
Release: 25 years of science working for New Zealand
3 July 2017
Twenty-five years ago - on 1 July 1992 - the Government re-shaped the nation's science research organisations into ten Crown Research Institutes.
Release: Kiwifruit estimated to generate $6.14 billion by 2030
28 June 2017
The joint Plant & Food Research - Zespri kiwifruit breeding programme will support a $3.5 billion increase in New Zealand's GDP by 2030 and the creation of 29,000 jobs, according to a new economic report.
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.
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.