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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.

 
Global apple & pear breeding programme heats up

Global apple & pear breeding programme heats up

7 February 2019

New, superior tasting apples and pears that can thrive in the planet’s increasingly warm climate will soon be available to fruit growers worldwide.

 
Plant & Food Research establishes base at University of Adelaide

Plant & Food Research establishes base at University of Adelaide

31 January 2019

Plant & Food Research Australia is establishing a base at the University of Adelaide’s Waite campus - a move that will boost research and innovation in South Australia’s horticulture and agri-food sectors.

 
Plant & Food Research success in Sustainable Farming Fund latest funding round

Plant & Food Research success in Sustainable Farming Fund latest funding round

30 January 2019

On-farm nitrogen (N) management, reduced use of agrichemicals in onion production, pest management in strawberries, and management of avocado fruit quality are amongst the seven proposals selected for the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Sustainable

 
New nutrient management guidelines for vegetables

New nutrient management guidelines for vegetables

23 January 2019

A new best practice manual will help commercial vegetable growers and consultants make well-informed nutrient management decisions ‒ both financially and environmentally.

 
VineFacts turns 600

VineFacts turns 600

18 December 2018

This week’s VineFacts is the 600th edition of the weekly viticulture publication, which started in January 1997 and is now in its 23rd season.

 
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.

 
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