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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

 
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