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First analysis of breast milk nutrient composition of New Zealand mothers from different ethnic groups

Release: First analysis of breast milk nutrient composition of New Zealand mothers from different ethnic groups

8 October 2018

Scientists have investigated the differences in breast milk produced by women from the three main ethnic groups in New Zealand.

 
Scientists recognised for controlling plant disease

Release: Scientists recognised for controlling plant disease

28 September 2018

Two wins for Plant & Food Research at the Kudos Awards - Dr Philip Elmer, a senior scientist in plant pathology and biological control, has been presented with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award, while his team was awarded the Kudos Science Trust -

 
Native birds as potential alternative to pesticides

Release: Native birds as potential alternative to pesticides

19 September 2018

A team led by Plant & Food Research will undertake a pilot study this summer to determine if native birds can potentially function as nature’s pest control.

 
Plant & Food Research projects awarded $3 million by MBIE Endeavour Fund 2018

Release: Plant & Food Research projects awarded $3 million by MBIE Endeavour Fund 2018

14 September 2018

Three Plant & Food Research-led projects have been granted $1 million each by the MBIE Endeavour Fund 2018.

 
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

 
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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