Our Premium Crops Group focuses on the breeding and development of grapes, berryfruit (black currant, raspberry, boysenberry, blueberry) and hops. Based on industry requirements, the Group identifies a range of traits with commercial potential from our extensive germplasm collections and uses genomics and genetics information to select the best parents and offspring for cultivar development.
The Premium Crops Group is mainly based at 2 site sites – Motueka and Lincoln.
Science Group Leader: Dr Ron Beatson
Berryfruit & Hops