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Scientist wins Syngenta Growth Award for work in sustainable fruit production

Release: Scientist wins Syngenta Growth Award for work in sustainable fruit production

14 December 2018

Plant & Food Research crop protection specialist Dr Jim Walker was amongst a number of industry leaders from New Zealand and Australia to receive the Syngenta Growth Awards in Sydney.

 
New biological control for kiwifruit disease

Release: New biological control for kiwifruit disease

29 November 2018

Kiwifruit growers can now access a new tool to help them combat the bacterial disease Psa – the biocontrol product AureoGold™.

 
Postharvest scientist honoured by NZIAHS

Release: Postharvest scientist honoured by NZIAHS

27 November 2018

Plant & Food Research scientist Dr Jeremy Burdon has been awarded a Fellowship of the New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science in recognition of his longstanding contributions to postharvest science that supports New Zealand's fresh

 
300th student starts their summer of science

Release: 300th student starts their summer of science

27 November 2018

Plant & Food Research will welcome its 300th summer student this week.

 
Plant & Food Research scientists recognised at Science New Zealand Awards

Release: Plant & Food Research scientists recognised at Science New Zealand Awards

9 November 2018

A leading materials scientist, an emerging kiwifruit scientist and a team that develops genetic markers to enable breeders to select elite seedlings, all from Plant & Food Research, were honoured at the Science New Zealand 2018 National Awards at Parliame

 
New projects researching bumblebee learning and snapper biology

Release: New projects researching bumblebee learning and snapper biology

8 November 2018

The biology of bumblebees and snapper are the focus of the new research projects funded by the Marsden Fund.

 
Prime Minister of Viet Nam visits Plant & Food Research

News Snap: Prime Minister of Viet Nam visits Plant & Food Research

13 March 2018

His Excellency Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of Viet Nam, visited Plant & Food Research’s Mt Albert Research Centre today as part of a Head of State visit to New Zealand.

 
New funding for intelligent farming research

News Snap: New funding for intelligent farming research

8 February 2018

Plant & Food Research has been successful in the latest round of MBIE’s Catalyst Strategic Fund for joint research partnerships between NZ and the Republic of Korea. The new three-year project will focus on real-time monitoring of plant health, nutritional status and fruit development, a key challenge for intelligent farming and smart harvesting.

 
FAR Researcher of the Year

News Snap: FAR Researcher of the Year

8 December 2017

Agronomist Shane Maley from Plant & Food Research has been named this year's Researcher of the Year by the Foundation for Arable Research.

 
Successful IPO for CropLogic

News Snap: Successful IPO for CropLogic

19 September 2017

CropLogic, a company formed to commercialise a crop decision support tool developed by Plant & Food Research, has successfully undertaken an Initial Public Offering on the Australian Stock Exchange.

 
New Catalyst projects funded

News Snap: New Catalyst projects funded

7 September 2017

Plant & Food Research has received funding for four new projects through the Catalyst Fund: Seeding.

 
Recognition for research on insect pests

News Snap: Recognition for research on insect pests

14 August 2017

Professor Max Suckling is the recipient of the 2017 New Zealand Plant Protection Society Medal, awarded at the Society’s Annual Conference held recently.  

The medal recognises those who have made an exceptional contribution to plant protection, whether through research, education, implementation or leadership.

 
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