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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.

 
New Zealand horticulture exceeds $9.2 billion

New Zealand horticulture exceeds $9.2 billion

28 May 2019

New Zealand horticulture is well on track to meet its goal of $10 billion by 2020. The industry was valued at $9.2 billion in the year ending 30 June, 2018, up $400 million from 2017. The increase was driven by a strong growth in exports, which rose to $5

 
New Zealand gets first-hand lesson from visiting Brown Marmorated Stink Bug expert

New Zealand gets first-hand lesson from visiting Brown Marmorated Stink Bug expert

15 May 2019

Professor Claudio Ioriatti, a world-renowned expert on BMSB, will visit New Zealand and share useful knowledge from the European BMSB control effort.

 
Biosecurity Trail empowers vistors to protect New Zealand flora

Biosecurity Trail empowers vistors to protect New Zealand flora

14 May 2019

A new walking trail at the Auckland Botanic Gardens gives locals and overseas visitors a chance to learn about New Zealand’s flora as well as the role they play in protecting it.

 
Novel plant architectures and canopy management techniques bear fruit

Novel plant architectures and canopy management techniques bear fruit

28 March 2019

Novel plant architectures and new canopy management techniques have nearly doubled the yield of Envy™ apples and improved the quality of Zespri® SunGold Kiwifruit.

 
Right food at the right time is key to restoring our body clock and gut health

Right food at the right time is key to restoring our body clock and gut health

8 March 2019

Eating right is a strategy to control the harmful effects of poor sleep, a common problem in modern society. Fibre-rich foods consumed at the right time may help restore our body clocks by improving our gut microbial balance.

 
"Chemical time capsules" from Captain Cook

"Chemical time capsules" from Captain Cook's voyage matched with modern mānuka

1 March 2019

Robust oil gland linings in historical mānuka samples collected during one of Captain James Cook’s voyages serve as “chemical time capsules”, linking them to modern mānuka varieties, a Plant & Food Research study has found.

 
Gut bacteria adapting to New Zealanders

Gut bacteria adapting to New Zealanders' love of fruit and veg

19 February 2019

The discovery of the first gut bacterium that specialises in breaking down a hard-to-digest substance found in plants suggests that the human gut microbiome is evolving to accommodate our consumption of fibre-rich foods.

 
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