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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.

 
Alternative Protein Reports published

Release: Alternative Protein Reports published

1 June 2018

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Plant & Food Research has released their joint report on 'The Evolution of Plant Protein - Assessing Consumer Response'.

 
Three Plant & Food Research finalists in 2018 KiwiNet Awards

Release: Three Plant & Food Research finalists in 2018 KiwiNet Awards

30 May 2018

Three Plant & Food Research innovations and scientists are amongst the 12 stunning finalists selected for the fifth annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards.

 
New Zealand horticulture reaches new height at $8.8 billion

Release: New Zealand horticulture reaches new height at $8.8 billion

16 May 2018

New Zealand horticulture had another record breaking year in 2017. The industry was valued at $8.8 billion, up $100 million from 2016, and the total value of exports was close to $5.12 billion, up $14 million from the year before.

 
New Zealand school children revealing the power of manuka

Release: New Zealand school children revealing the power of manuka

11 May 2018

Schools and pupils from all over New Zealand are working with the University of Otago and Plant & Food Research to discover what secrets are locked within the wide variety of manuka around the country including whether the native plant's leaf chemistry

 
Dropped in for fruitless sex

Release: Dropped in for fruitless sex

22 March 2018

A pilot programme by Plant & Food Research to collapse the population of New Zealand's most harmful apple pests, the codling moth, has produced spectacular results.

 
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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