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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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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