Giving fish oil the laser treatment
21 April 2017
Scientists at Plant & Food Research and the University of Otago have laid the foundation for a new quality control method for testing omega-3 and other health-enhancing polyunsaturated fatty acids in soft gel capsules.
Competition focuses male wasp's mating mind
18 April 2017
Scientists at Plant & Food Research, B3 (Better Border Biosecurity), Scion and the University of Auckland have been studying the 'bedroom' behaviour of the parasitoid wasp Cotesia urabae to better understand the insects' mating activity and preferences.
Cleverness comes at a cost: the plight of the brainy bumble bee
30 March 2017
Being smart does not necessarily mean you are bringing home the most bacon, if you are a bumble bee at least.
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
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
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.
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
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
21 November 2016
New research suggests that familiarity with a particular food or drink increases the perceived suitability of that product for different situations.
Fonterra wins Innovation in Food & Beverage award
21 October 2016
Fonterra has taken out the top prize for Innovation in Food & Beverage, sponsored by Plant & Food Research, at this year's New Zealand Innovation Awards.