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Plant & Food Research and Compac collaboration honoured at Kiwinet Awards

Plant & Food Research and Compac collaboration honoured at Kiwinet Awards

9 August 2019

A collaboration between Plant & Food Research and Compac, part of TOMRA Food, has won the PwC Commercial Impact Award at the 2019 KiwiNet Awards for the development of world-leading fruit grading and sorting technologies – Compac’s Spectrim™ and Ins

 
Double awards for Senior Scientist Dr Philip Elmer

Double awards for Senior Scientist Dr Philip Elmer

7 August 2019

Dr Philip Elmer has received two awards for services to industry – the Sir Brian Elwood Trophy and the AGMARDT Technology Transfer Award

 
Motivation to adhere to exercise may be improved by consumption of New Zealand blackcurrants

Motivation to adhere to exercise may be improved by consumption of New Zealand blackcurrants

7 August 2019

Scientists at Plant & Food Research have found that juice from New Zealand blackcurrants consumed prior to exercising could increase motivation to adhere to exercise.

 
Identification of kiwifruit sex determining genes validates plant evolutionary theory

Identification of kiwifruit sex determining genes validates plant evolutionary theory

6 August 2019

An international research team has discovered a sex determining gene in kiwifruit that could potentially lead to the breeding of hermaphrodite varieties

 
Operation Pollinator project gets underway in New Zealand

Operation Pollinator project gets underway in New Zealand

5 July 2019

The project titled Operation Pollinator – which aims to enhance biodiversity to increase the effectiveness of pollinators on commercial farms – is launching in New Zealand with a partnership between Syngenta and Plant & Food Research.

 
How much sugar is really in our food?

How much sugar is really in our food?

4 July 2019

New data on free and added sugars is included in the latest release of the New Zealand Food Composition Database (NZFCD), jointly released by Plant & Food Research and the Ministry of Health.

 
New Zealand-developed trawl technology receives Fisheries New Zealand approval

New Zealand-developed trawl technology receives Fisheries New Zealand approval

28 June 2019

The innovative Modular Harvesting System (MHS), developed with the help of scientists from Plant & Food Research, has been approved for use by Fisheries New Zealand for North Island inshore fishing – snapper, tarakihi, red gurnard and John Dory, with sp

 
New Zealand blackcurrant extract offers benefits for exercise recovery

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.

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

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.

 
Protective covers reduce honey bee foraging and colony strength

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.

 
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