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Dropped in for fruitless sex

Dropped in for fruitless sex

22 March 2018

A pilot programme by Plant & Food Research to collapse the population of New Zealand's most harmful apple pests, the codling moth, has produced spectacular results.

 
Maori team up with Crown to breed unique berries for global markets

Maori team up with Crown to breed unique berries for global markets

15 March 2018

A joint venture company has been created to breed and develop new unique berry varieties to be marketed exclusively by Maori-owned firm Miro Limited Partnership (Miro).

 
New partnership to drive innovation in perennial fruits

New partnership to drive innovation in perennial fruits

14 March 2018

Agtech solutions company Autogrow and Plant & Food Research today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) confirming their intention to collaborate in the development of protocols to maximise yield and enable continuous production of perennial fruits.

 
Scientists discuss sex-less insects

Scientists discuss sex-less insects

14 March 2018

More than 20 scientists from across the globe will get gather in New Zealand to discuss a new method to stop insect pests reproducing.

 
New Zealand Prime Minister recognises science that saved kiwifruit

New Zealand Prime Minister recognises science that saved kiwifruit

13 February 2018

Plant & Food Research is proud to be the recipient of this years Prime Ministers Science Prize for its rapid response to the vine-killing kiwifruit disease Psa.

 
New Zealand and India building stronger horticultural relationships

New Zealand and India building stronger horticultural relationships

2 February 2018

A new partnership has been announced between New Zealand and the State of Himachal Pradesh under the Himachal Pradesh Horticultural Development Project which targets smallholder farmers in northern India.

 
New CEO announced for Plant & Food Research

New CEO announced for Plant & Food Research

20 December 2017

Plant & Food Research is pleased to announce the appointment of David Hughes as its new Chief Executive Officer.

 
Renewed partnership to boost in kiwifruit

Renewed partnership to boost in kiwifruit

30 November 2017

Zespri welcomes the announcement by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today that it will support a renewed partnership with Zespri to develop new kiwifruit products and breeding technologies.

 
Climate model gets the measure of myrtle rust

Climate model gets the measure of myrtle rust

20 November 2017

Myrtle rust never sleeps and, for a while it seems, neither did Plant & Food Research scientist Dr Rob Beresford, who spent the month of June poring through research articles, crunching data and creating mathematical formula to better gauge what the disea

 
Liverworts would rather be

Liverworts would rather be 'red than dead'

6 November 2017

A Plant & Food Research project into the unique way liverworts shield themselves from extreme environments has been awarded funding for ongoing research in the latest round of Marsden Awards.

 
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