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Scientist wins Syngenta Growth Award for work in sustainable fruit production

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

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™.

 
300th student starts their summer of science

300th student starts their summer of science

27 November 2018

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

 
Postharvest scientist honoured by NZIAHS

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

 
Plant & Food Research scientists recognised at Science New Zealand Awards

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

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.

 
Science in the Darkroom: Unseen science on glass plate negatives from the Plant & Food Research Collection

Science in the Darkroom: Unseen science on glass plate negatives from the Plant & Food Research Collection

7 November 2018

Unseen science on glass plate negatives from the Plant & Food Research collection

 
New Zealand blackcurrants support an active lifestyle

New Zealand blackcurrants support an active lifestyle

25 October 2018

New research is adding to the knowledge that New Zealand blackcurrants are a ‘super fruit’ for those with an active lifestyle.

 
Fish scientist receives early career honour

Fish scientist receives early career honour

18 October 2018

Dr Maren Wellenreuther, a senior scientist at Plant & Food Research, has won this year’s Hamilton Award, the Royal Society Te Apārangi Early Career Research Excellence Award for Science.

 
First analysis of breast milk nutrient composition of New Zealand mothers from different ethnic groups

First analysis of breast milk nutrient composition of New Zealand mothers from different ethnic groups

8 October 2018

Scientists have investigated the differences in breast milk produced by women from the three main ethnic groups in New Zealand.

 
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