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Renewed partnership to boost in kiwifruit

Renewed partnership to boost in kiwifruit

30 November 2017

Zespri welcomes the announcement by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today that it will support a renewed partnership with Zespri to develop new kiwifruit products and breeding technologies.

 
Climate model gets the measure of myrtle rust

Climate model gets the measure of myrtle rust

20 November 2017

Myrtle rust never sleeps and, for a while it seems, neither did Plant & Food Research scientist Dr Rob Beresford, who spent the month of June poring through research articles, crunching data and creating mathematical formula to better gauge what the disea

 
Liverworts would rather be

Liverworts would rather be 'red than dead'

6 November 2017

A Plant & Food Research project into the unique way liverworts shield themselves from extreme environments has been awarded funding for ongoing research in the latest round of Marsden Awards.

 
New programme promotes profitability and sustainability

New programme promotes profitability and sustainability

20 October 2017

Improving environmental, economic and social outcomes are at the heart of an expansive new sustainability science programme from Plant & Food Research.

 
Success with sandwiches - the bark beetle breeding story

Success with sandwiches - the bark beetle breeding story

20 October 2017

The key to controlling the pine bark beetle, which continues to devastate thousands of hectares of conifer forests in the Northern Hemisphere, may have been found in a laboratory in Auckland.

 
More science added to 5+ A Day

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.

 
New tools could secure the future of seafood

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.

 
Funding to breed full colour blueberries

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.

 
Manuka joins the battle to protect waterways

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.

 
Plant & Food Research licenses blueberry varieties to T&G

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.

 
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