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Operation Pollinator project gets underway in New Zealand

Operation Pollinator project gets underway in New Zealand

5 July 2019

The project titled Operation Pollinator – which aims to enhance biodiversity to increase the effectiveness of pollinators on commercial farms – is launching in New Zealand with a partnership between Syngenta and Plant & Food Research.

 
How much sugar is really in our food?

How much sugar is really in our food?

4 July 2019

New data on free and added sugars is included in the latest release of the New Zealand Food Composition Database (NZFCD), jointly released by Plant & Food Research and the Ministry of Health.

 
New Zealand-developed trawl technology receives Fisheries New Zealand approval

New Zealand-developed trawl technology receives Fisheries New Zealand approval

28 June 2019

The innovative Modular Harvesting System (MHS), developed with the help of scientists from Plant & Food Research, has been approved for use by Fisheries New Zealand for North Island inshore fishing – snapper, tarakihi, red gurnard and John Dory, with sp

 
New Zealand blackcurrant extract offers benefits for exercise recovery

New Zealand blackcurrant extract offers benefits for exercise recovery

11 June 2019

A new study by scientists at Plant & Food Research has found that an extract from New Zealand blackcurrants could offer benefits for people with an active lifestyle.

 
Plant & Food Research and Compac collaboration is finalist for KiwiNet Award

Plant & Food Research and Compac collaboration is finalist for KiwiNet Award

6 June 2019

A collaboration between Plant & Food Research and Compac, part of TOMRA Food, is amongst the final three nominees for the PwC Commercial Impact category of the 2019 KiwiNet Awards.

 
Protective covers reduce honey bee foraging and colony strength

Protective covers reduce honey bee foraging and colony strength

4 June 2019

The use of protective covers for crops can lead to a decline in honey bee foraging and colony strength, according to a recent study funded by Zespri and the Ministry for Primary Industries Sustainable Farming Fund and conducted by Plant & Food Research.

 
New Zealand horticulture exceeds $9.2 billion

New Zealand horticulture exceeds $9.2 billion

28 May 2019

New Zealand horticulture is well on track to meet its goal of $10 billion by 2020. The industry was valued at $9.2 billion in the year ending 30 June, 2018, up $400 million from 2017. The increase was driven by a strong growth in exports, which rose to $5

 
New Zealand gets first-hand lesson from visiting Brown Marmorated Stink Bug expert

New Zealand gets first-hand lesson from visiting Brown Marmorated Stink Bug expert

15 May 2019

Professor Claudio Ioriatti, a world-renowned expert on BMSB, will visit New Zealand and share useful knowledge from the European BMSB control effort.

 
Biosecurity Trail empowers vistors to protect New Zealand flora

Biosecurity Trail empowers vistors to protect New Zealand flora

14 May 2019

A new walking trail at the Auckland Botanic Gardens gives locals and overseas visitors a chance to learn about New Zealand’s flora as well as the role they play in protecting it.

 
Novel plant architectures and canopy management techniques bear fruit

Novel plant architectures and canopy management techniques bear fruit

28 March 2019

Novel plant architectures and new canopy management techniques have nearly doubled the yield of Envy™ apples and improved the quality of Zespri® SunGold Kiwifruit.

 
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