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European experts share BMSB tracking app success with New Zealand

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

 
Science New Zealand Awards honour Plant & Food Research scientists

Science New Zealand Awards honour Plant & Food Research scientists

12 November 2019

A team that has developed a ground-breaking wildfish harvesting system, a leading environmental scientist and an emerging plant geneticist from Plant & Food Research were amongst the 21 scientists and research teams recognised at Science New Zealand 2019

 
Developing zero-carbon aquaculture through data science

Developing zero-carbon aquaculture through data science

24 October 2019

A collaboration led by Victoria University of Wellington has received $13 million in funding to help New Zealand transition to a zero-carbon society by applying data science to the aquaculture industry.

 
Community engaged in the fight against insect pests

Community engaged in the fight against insect pests

22 October 2019

A recent study by scientists at Plant & Food Research and the University of Auckland shows strong public support for the use of the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) for controlling codling moth, with 98% of those surveyed in favour.

 
Scientists discover new class of flavonoids

Scientists discover new class of flavonoids

18 September 2019

Scientists at Plant & Food Research, along with colleagues at Lincoln University and overseas, have recently discovered a brand new class of flavonoid pigments called “auronidins”.

 
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