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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”.

 
Underwater vision technology offers advancement in aquaculture breeding selection

Underwater vision technology offers advancement in aquaculture breeding selection

6 September 2019

Hendrix Genetics and Plant & Food Research have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-develop underwater vision technology for measuring aquaculture breeding stock, using trout as a test case.

 
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

 
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