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Understanding the role of genetic variation in evolution

Research Update: Understanding the role of genetic variation in evolution

25 June 2019

Plant & Food Research scientists explore the hidden role of structural variation in the genome of New Zealand snapper

 
New model for modelling growth and dry matter partitioning in root crops

Research Update: New model for modelling growth and dry matter partitioning in root crops

19 June 2019

Study suggests updated carrot model is more widely applicable than existing approaches.

 
Māori perspectives on gene editing technologies

Research Update: Māori perspectives on gene editing technologies

14 June 2019

Study suggests a dynamic approach to regulation is required in New Zealand.

 
New Zealand blackcurrant extract offers benefits for exercise recovery

Release: 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.

 
New Zealand blackcurrant extract taken prior to exercise assists exercise recovery and supports immunity

Research Update: New Zealand blackcurrant extract taken prior to exercise assists exercise recovery and supports immunity

10 June 2019

Study finds consumption of timed anthocyanin-rich extract assists recovery from oxidative stress and maintains neutrophil function.

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

Release: 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.

 
The effect of irrigation management on pasture yield and nitrogen loss

Research Update: The effect of irrigation management on pasture yield and nitrogen loss

4 June 2019

Irrigation scenarios reveal the impact of irrigation management practices on a range of soils.

 
Protective covers reduce honey bee foraging and colony strength

Release: 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.

 
Evaluating prebiotics – factors affecting microbial metabolism

Research Update: Evaluating prebiotics – factors affecting microbial metabolism

4 June 2019

Study looks at how well a faecal sample can “keep” its bacteria if properly preserved.

 
New Zealand horticulture exceeds $9.2 billion

Release: 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

Release: 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

Release: 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.

 
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