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Kiwis want to know what’s in their food

Release: Kiwis want to know what’s in their food

17 September 2020

Navigating the way to good food choices in the shopping aisle can be a challenge. Detailed information about the nutritional value of New Zealand foods, beyond what is available on a food label, has not always been easy to find.

 
Seafood production scientist Maren Wellenreuther wins Thermo Fisher Scientific™ Award

Release: Seafood production scientist Maren Wellenreuther wins Thermo Fisher Scientific™ Award

4 September 2020

Plant & Food Research seafood scientist Dr Maren Wellenreuther has been recognised for her high calibre of molecular biology research in New Zealand at the Queenstown Research Week.

 
Does irrigation increase the storage of carbon in soil under temperate managed pastures?

Research Update: Does irrigation increase the storage of carbon in soil under temperate managed pastures?

3 September 2020

The results from this study can be used to predict more accurate soil organic carbon cycling under temperate managed pastures.

 
$4.7 million in funding for SVS from MPI

Release: $4.7 million in funding for SVS from MPI

3 September 2020

A project to boost vegetable growers’ efforts to care for the health of the environment while supplying fresh, healthy food, has received $4.7 million in government backing from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).

 
Plant & Food Research commercialisation champion announced a KiwiNet Award finalist

Release: Plant & Food Research commercialisation champion announced a KiwiNet Award finalist

28 August 2020

A tireless champion for IP management who is passionate about developing others is a finalist in the 2020 KiwiNet Awards.

 
What effects do livestock grazing and tillage have on forage cropping systems?

Research Update: What effects do livestock grazing and tillage have on forage cropping systems?

21 July 2020

Using crop establishment techniques that reduce soil compaction and its adverse effect on nitrogen loss, while supporting overall crop production, is an important consideration for growers.

 
How can agriculture producers in Hawke’s Bay adapt to climate change?

Research Update: How can agriculture producers in Hawke’s Bay adapt to climate change?

15 July 2020

Rural New Zealand communities are especially reliant on agriculture for income, and therefore these communities must make adaptions to climate change to prosper within a healthy social, economic and cultural environment.

 
First apple to be launched from Hot Climate Programme

Release: First apple to be launched from Hot Climate Programme

10 July 2020

The first apple tailored specifically for growing in hot climate regions has been released from the New Zealand-Spain collaborative Hot Climate Programme.

 
Plant & Food Research scientist Brent Clothier to be next President of Royal Society Te Apārangi

Release: Plant & Food Research scientist Brent Clothier to be next President of Royal Society Te Apārangi

10 July 2020

Dr Brent Clothier FRSNZ has been appointed President-Elect of the Royal Society Te Aparangi. He will become the first Crown Research Institute scientist to be in the role in more than 30 years

 
Finding insect pests on apples using odour detection

Research Update: Finding insect pests on apples using odour detection

8 June 2020

Study finds pattern of odours could be used to distinguish apples infested with codling moth or Queensland fruit fly

 
Understanding the symptom development and latent period of myrtle rust

Research Update: Understanding the symptom development and latent period of myrtle rust

3 June 2020

Study looks at symptom development and latency of myrtle rust in relation to host species, temperature and resistance

 
Protecting grapevine health in New Zealand

Research Update: Protecting grapevine health in New Zealand

19 May 2020

Study identifies fungi associated with grapevine trunk disease