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A new look and a new perspective

Release: A new look and a new perspective

1 July 2020

From today, Plant & Food Research – Rangahau Ahumāra Kai, will start to look and sound a bit different.

 
Scientist Russell Lowe wins Plant Raiser

Release: Scientist Russell Lowe wins Plant Raiser's Award for developing popular Zespri™ SunGold™ Kiwifruit

15 June 2020

Russell Lowe, respected kiwifruit breeder and scientist at Plant & Food Research, has received the 2020 Plant Raiser's Award by the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture for the breeding and selection of 'Zesy002'.

 
Plant & Food Research joins Blue Economy CRC project exploring the use of floating offshore platforms

Release: Plant & Food Research joins Blue Economy CRC project exploring the use of floating offshore platforms

12 June 2020

Plant & Food Research is a participant in a Blue Economy CRC Australia scoping study looking to review state-of-the-art multi-use floating offshore/high energy platform concepts and their application.

 
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

 
Could consuming New Zealand blackcurrants be enough to earn an Olympic medal?

Release: Could consuming New Zealand blackcurrants be enough to earn an Olympic medal?

29 May 2020

The news is bright for the New Zealand blackcurrant industry, with a recent meta-analysis study showing that properties in New Zealand blackcurrants can improve sports performance.

 
Plant & Food Research joins forces with Māori groups to conserve taonga fish and plants

Release: Plant & Food Research joins forces with Māori groups to conserve taonga fish and plants

28 May 2020

Scientists at Plant & Food Research will collaborate with Maori groups to develop protocols to preserve reproductive cells for iconic or endangered freshwater fish.

 
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

 
Responses of Queensland fruit fly  (QFF) females to fruit odours

Research Update: Responses of Queensland fruit fly (QFF) females to fruit odours

15 May 2020

Study looks at electrophysiology and behavioural responses of QFF in the hope of developing a lure for future biosecurity responses

 
First genome sequence for a native plant species of New Zealand

Research Update: First genome sequence for a native plant species of New Zealand

12 May 2020

Scientists sequence the genome of mānuka variety ‘Crimson Glory’

 
New Zealand horticulture exports grow to 6.2 billion

Release: New Zealand horticulture exports grow to 6.2 billion

8 May 2020

New Zealand horticulture exports reached a record breaking $6.2 million in the year ending June 2019 - an increase of $720 million from the previous year.

 
Bacteria in the medicinal plant horopito

Research Update: Bacteria in the medicinal plant horopito

5 May 2020

Characterising the structure, diversity and functional potential of endophytic bacteria