Most Recent News
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.
Release: New tools could secure the future of seafood
27 September 2017
The fishing industry and global fisheries managers need to get on board with the power of genomics to secure the future of seafood, say scientists.
Release: Funding to breed full colour blueberries
27 September 2017
Consumers in the future might be eating a completely new type of blueberry with healthy, colourful flesh, thanks to New Zealand government funding.
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.
Release: Manuka joins the battle to protect waterways
15 September 2017
New research indicates planting manuka could reduce the impacts of farming on waterways, as well giving farmers an additional income stream.
News Snap: New Catalyst projects funded
7 September 2017
Plant & Food Research has received funding for four new projects through the Catalyst Fund: Seeding.
Release: Plant & Food Research licenses blueberry varieties to T&G
1 September 2017
Plant & Food Research has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with T&G Global for a suite of 16 proprietary blueberry varieties in Australia.
Release: Plant & Food Research CEO steps down
24 August 2017
Plant & Food Research CEO Peter Landon-Lane has announced that he will step down in 2018 after nine years leading the Crown Research Institute.
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.
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.
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.