Most Recent News
Release: New CEO announced for Plant & Food Research
20 December 2017
Plant & Food Research is pleased to announce the appointment of David Hughes as its new Chief Executive Officer.
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.
Release: Renewed partnership to boost in kiwifruit
30 November 2017
Zespri welcomes the announcement by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today that it will support a renewed partnership with Zespri to develop new kiwifruit products and breeding technologies.
Release: Climate model gets the measure of myrtle rust
20 November 2017
Myrtle rust never sleeps and, for a while it seems, neither did Plant & Food Research scientist Dr Rob Beresford, who spent the month of June poring through research articles, crunching data and creating mathematical formula to better gauge what the disea
Release: Liverworts would rather be 'red than dead'
6 November 2017
A Plant & Food Research project into the unique way liverworts shield themselves from extreme environments has been awarded funding for ongoing research in the latest round of Marsden Awards.
Release: Success with sandwiches - the bark beetle breeding story
20 October 2017
The key to controlling the pine bark beetle, which continues to devastate thousands of hectares of conifer forests in the Northern Hemisphere, may have been found in a laboratory in Auckland.
Release: New programme promotes profitability and sustainability
20 October 2017
Improving environmental, economic and social outcomes are at the heart of an expansive new sustainability science programme from Plant & Food Research.
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.
News Snap: New Catalyst projects funded
7 September 2017
Plant & Food Research has received funding for four new projects through the Catalyst Fund: Seeding.
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.
News Snap: Pipfruit industry recognises the brains behind apple export success
10 August 2017
New Zealand is a world leader in the apple export business and the industry has recognised Plant & Food Research scientist Dr Jim Walker for his outstanding contribution to that success.
News Snap: A lifetime of potato science recognised
27 July 2017
Potato New Zealand has honoured the man behind many a New Zealand potato, Plant & Food Research potato breeder John Anderson, with this year’s chairman’s award for service to the industry.