Blackcurrant breeding plots at Waipuna farm

Blackcurrants are an important crop for New Zealand and feature in several Plant & Food Research programmes investigating their considerable health benefits.

The Plant & Food blackcurrant breeding programme is based at Lincoln and Motueka, where they are developing new and improved cultivars for production. Plant & Food scientist Geoff Langford, one of the plant breeding team that also includes Cath Snelling and Alastair Currie, guides us through the Lincoln programme to demonstrate the progress being made.

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