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Stepping up the battle against the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB)

Research Update: Stepping up the battle against the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB)

12 December 2019

Novel trap catches up to 15 times more adult BMSB than existing trap

 
Householders back the use of organically-accepted insect control

Research Update: Householders back the use of organically-accepted insect control

10 December 2019

Survey finds almost 100% support for Sterile Insect Technique (SIT)

 
Artificial light modifies plant growth and defence response

Research Update: Artificial light modifies plant growth and defence response

6 December 2019

Study compares growth and defence responses in plants grown under artificial and natural light

 
European experts share BMSB tracking app success with New Zealand

Release: European experts share BMSB tracking app success with New Zealand

4 December 2019

Two European brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) experts will share the success story of a BMSB tracking mobile app and experience in trying to gain sustainable control of the invasive pest with New Zealand biosecurity experts and stakeholders working on th

 
New red kiwifruit cultivar to be released

Release: New red kiwifruit cultivar to be released

4 December 2019

Plant & Food Research is excited that a new red kiwifruit cultivar from the New Zealand kiwifruit breeding programme will now be available to Zespri growers.

 
International postharvest symposium comes to New Zealand

Release: International postharvest symposium comes to New Zealand

3 December 2019

Anyone with an interest in the postharvest treatment of fruits, vegetables and other horticultural crops needs to arrange a trip to New Zealand next November.

 
Key terpene in apple may be involved in susceptibility to infection

Research Update: Key terpene in apple may be involved in susceptibility to infection

3 December 2019

Study finds that down-regulating α-farnesene synthase makes apples less susceptible to three postharvest pathogens

 
Soil and Water Scientist elected as Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering

Release: Soil and Water Scientist elected as Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering

28 November 2019

Leading Plant & Food Research soil and water scientist Dr Brent Clothier has recently been elected as an Academician in the Division of Agriculture of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) in its latest biennial election round. He is one of the 29 newl

 
DNA markers may help hop breeders

Research Update: DNA markers may help hop breeders

27 November 2019

Scientists find potential markers for gender in hop plants that could assist in breeding programmes

 
Using mātauranga Māori to fight kauri dieback disease

Research Update: Using mātauranga Māori to fight kauri dieback disease

25 November 2019

Study finds kānuka (Kunzea robusta) effective in reducing movement in disease spores

 
A potential point-of-sale method to check fish oil capsules quality

Release: A potential point-of-sale method to check fish oil capsules quality

22 November 2019

Fish oil capsules are a popular health supplement with many health benefits, but concerns have been raised over the quality because omega-3 fatty acids are very prone to oxidation and deterioration on exposure to heat and light.

 
Dr Jay Jayaraman has been awarded a Rutherford Foundation postdoctoral fellowship for research into long-term durability of kiwifruit to the bacterial disease Psa.

Release: Dr Jay Jayaraman has been awarded a Rutherford Foundation postdoctoral fellowship for research into long-term durability of kiwifruit to the bacterial disease Psa.

14 November 2019

 
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