Most Recent News
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.
Release: Finding more profit from fodder beet
20 March 2017
Plant & Food Research scientists are helping growers maximise profitability from fodder beet crops.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.