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New leadership team for Plant & Food Research

Release: New leadership team for Plant & Food Research

9 August 2018

Plant & Food Research is pleased to announce a refreshed senior management team following the promotion of David Hughes to CEO and the resignations of two senior leaders after lengthy terms of service.

 
MYBs generate

Release: MYBs generate 'wow factors' in fruits and vegetables

20 July 2018

Novelty and health benefits play a major role in influencing consumers' purchasing decisions and are often controlled in the plant by a family of proteins called MYBs. Understanding how these work could result in new fruits and vegetables on the supermark

 
Plant & Food Research wins two 2018 KiwiNet Awards

Release: Plant & Food Research wins two 2018 KiwiNet Awards

6 July 2018

Plant & Food Research went home with two of the five KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards, which celebrate impact from science through successful research commercialisation within New Zealand's universities and Crown Research Institutes.

 
Understanding non-lethal effects of pesticides on honey bees

Release: Understanding non-lethal effects of pesticides on honey bees

4 July 2018

Scientists are developing a new way of studying bees in the laboratory to determine whether pesticides are having a negative effect on their health and behaviour.

 
Almond project expands to three states in Australia

Release: Almond project expands to three states in Australia

27 June 2018

Plant & Food Research Australia's almond research has expanded to Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.

 
Green chemistry project aims to create lipids for nutraceuticals

Release: Green chemistry project aims to create lipids for nutraceuticals

20 June 2018

Nelson research scientist Dr Ivan Kurtovic recieved a $25,000 boost from KiwiNet's Emerging Innovator Programme for a green chemistry project to create specialised lipids for use in nutraceutical and functional food manufacture.

 
Prime Minister of Viet Nam visits Plant & Food Research

News Snap: Prime Minister of Viet Nam visits Plant & Food Research

13 March 2018

His Excellency Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of Viet Nam, visited Plant & Food Research’s Mt Albert Research Centre today as part of a Head of State visit to New Zealand.

 
New funding for intelligent farming research

News Snap: New funding for intelligent farming research

8 February 2018

Plant & Food Research has been successful in the latest round of MBIE’s Catalyst Strategic Fund for joint research partnerships between NZ and the Republic of Korea. The new three-year project will focus on real-time monitoring of plant health, nutritional status and fruit development, a key challenge for intelligent farming and smart harvesting.

 
FAR Researcher of the Year

News Snap: FAR Researcher of the Year

8 December 2017

Agronomist Shane Maley from Plant & Food Research has been named this year's Researcher of the Year by the Foundation for Arable Research.

 
Successful IPO for CropLogic

News Snap: Successful IPO for CropLogic

19 September 2017

CropLogic, a company formed to commercialise a crop decision support tool developed by Plant & Food Research, has successfully undertaken an Initial Public Offering on the Australian Stock Exchange.

 
New Catalyst projects funded

News Snap: New Catalyst projects funded

7 September 2017

Plant & Food Research has received funding for four new projects through the Catalyst Fund: Seeding.

 
Recognition for research on insect pests

News Snap: Recognition for research on insect pests

14 August 2017

Professor Max Suckling is the recipient of the 2017 New Zealand Plant Protection Society Medal, awarded at the Society’s Annual Conference held recently.  

The medal recognises those who have made an exceptional contribution to plant protection, whether through research, education, implementation or leadership.

 
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