Media Release Archive - 2009

Advances in Pollination Research Earns Scientist Top Award

Advances in Pollination Research Earns Scientist Top Award

14 December 2009

Plant & Food Research Scientist recognised by arable industry.

 
Plant & Food Research opens new Bioprocessing Laboratory in Nelson

Plant & Food Research opens new Bioprocessing Laboratory in Nelson

11 November 2009

New facility aims to unlock potential value from marine by products.

 
$35.7 million investment in kiwifruit research consortium

$35.7 million investment in kiwifruit research consortium

9 November 2009

Investment will fast-track plant breeding research and the development of new kiwifruit cultivars.

 
Plant & Food Research welcomes Prime Minister John Key

Plant & Food Research welcomes Prime Minister John Key

23 October 2009

Launch of new Prizes for Science will encourage science and benefit New Zealand.

 
Bee researcher recognised for contribution to science

Bee researcher recognised for contribution to science

2 October 2009

Dr Mark Goodwin receives medal for pollination research.

 
Potato Genome Sequence released by international group of scientists

Potato Genome Sequence released by international group of scientists

23 September 2009

The Potato Genome Sequencing Consortium (PGSC), an international team of scientists including New Zealand's Plant & Food Research, has announced that it has released the first draft sequence of the potato genome.

 
Plant & Food Research welcomes General Secretary of Viet Nam

Plant & Food Research welcomes General Secretary of Viet Nam

11 September 2009

Visit highlights opportunity for sustainable partnership.

 
Breeding apples with red flesh

Breeding apples with red flesh

28 August 2009

Plant & Food scientist recognised for most commercially-applicable finding.

 
Prime Minister talks of value of relationship with Australia for science

Prime Minister talks of value of relationship with Australia for science

19 August 2009

Vital Vegetables highlighted as example of successful trans-Tasman collaboration.

 
New Zealand scientist recognised for contribution to international horticulture

New Zealand scientist recognised for contribution to international horticulture

10 August 2009

Dr Sue Gardiner, a molecular biologist at Plant & Food Research, has been awarded the 2009 Outstanding International Horticulturist Award for her contribution to apple research.

 
New research highlights sports recovery potential in blackcurrants

New research highlights sports recovery potential in blackcurrants

22 June 2009

A preliminary study by the New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research suggests that natural chemicals found in blackcurrants may help balance the impacts exercise can have on the body.

 
Europe recognises New Zealand expertise in apple breeding

Europe recognises New Zealand expertise in apple breeding

3 June 2009

New grant looks to develop red apples for warmer climate.

 
Kiwi connection to green racing car

Kiwi connection to green racing car

13 May 2009

Formula 3 wing mirrors made from potato.

 
Turmeric relieves symptoms in some cases of inflammatory bowel disease

Turmeric relieves symptoms in some cases of inflammatory bowel disease

20 April 2009

Genotype dictates reaction to different food components.

 
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Humans don't get all the benefit from raw tomatoes

17 April 2009

Antioxidant lycopene not released during digestion.

 
New potato technology saves growers thousands of dollars

New potato technology saves growers thousands of dollars

24 March 2009

Potato growers in North America, Australia and New Zealand are saving hundreds of thousands of dollars in fertiliser and irrigation costs thanks to new technology developed by scientists at Plant & Food Research.

 
No 1 potato eaten by most New Zealanders

No 1 potato eaten by most New Zealanders

20 March 2009

New Zealand Potato Science on show at the 7th World Potato Congress, Christchurch, NZ.

 
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