Media Release Archive - 2012

An apple a day to keep inflammation away?

An apple a day to keep inflammation away?

10 December 2012

New research suggests that apples may be good for the millions of people worldwide suffering from inflammatory diseases.

 
New insect to patrol apple orchards

New insect to patrol apple orchards

1 November 2012

New Zealand pipfruit growers are enhancing their management options for one of the key pests for the pipfruit industry - the codling moth.

 
Get more from your veges with vitalvegetablesĀ®

Get more from your veges with vitalvegetablesĀ®

15 October 2012

Consumers who want to be sure they're getting the most from their food will now be able to buy vegetables with greater understanding of the healthy nutrients they contain.

 
Surprising differences between apples and pears

Surprising differences between apples and pears

2 October 2012

Analysis of the genome sequence of the fruit known as 'the gift of the gods' has shown that pears have some surprising differences to apple at the DNA level.

 
New projects to reduce horticultural pests

New projects to reduce horticultural pests

12 July 2012

Developing new methods for controlling pests and diseases on New Zealand farms is a key focus for new Sustainable Farming Fund projects at Plant & Food Research.

 
Pest management programme results in increased exports

Pest management programme results in increased exports

27 June 2012

A research programme to reduce the use of chemical pesticides on apple orchards has benefited New Zealand's pipfruit industry by as much as $113 million in export earnings.

 
Blueberries hasten muscle recovery

Blueberries hasten muscle recovery

28 May 2012

London fruit sellers may want to stock up on New Zealand blueberries after a study found athletes who eat them recover faster from exercise.

 
New Zealand horticulture exports close to $3.5 billion

New Zealand horticulture exports close to $3.5 billion

7 May 2012

New Zealand's horticulture industry now accounts for $1 in every $13 of exports, with an annual value of close to $3.5 billion.

 
A daily potato for all your vitamin C needs

A daily potato for all your vitamin C needs

5 April 2012

In the future, it may be possible to get your daily dose of vitamin C from just one potato.

 
Broccoli and blueberries may improve gut health

Broccoli and blueberries may improve gut health

16 February 2012

Broccoli and blueberries may have positive effects for those suffering with digestive problems, new research suggests.

 
New seafood research group for Plant & Food Research

New seafood research group for Plant & Food Research

13 February 2012

Plant & Food Research has strengthened its commitment to the seafood industry with the establishment of a new science Portfolio focused on seafood research.

 
New wheat cultivars anticipated from cereal breeding partnership

New wheat cultivars anticipated from cereal breeding partnership

1 February 2012

An expanded breeding programme will result in new varieties of wheat and barley being made available for New Zealand growers, delivering high yields and improved resistance to disease.

 
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