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Plant & Food Research CEO steps down

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.

 
Avocados could be good for guts

Avocados could be good for guts

21 August 2017

New research shows avocados may be good for gut health, which would be another previously unknown benefit.

 
Apples delivered with a side of biodiversity

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.

 
Innovation vital to success of horticulture

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.

 
Industry crowns a bee king

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.

 
Pollination technique could significantly boost macadamia yield

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.

 
25 years of science working for New Zealand

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.

 
Kiwifruit estimated to generate $6.14 billion by 2030

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.

 
New funding takes the fight to myrtle rust

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.

 
Cracking manuka

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.

 
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