Media Release Archive - 2020

Message to our customers, collaborators and partners regarding COVID-19

Message to our customers, collaborators and partners regarding COVID-19

31 March 2020

Aotearoa New Zealand is in lockdown and Plant & Food Research is no exception.

 
New Zealand blackcurrants – more than a one-hit wonder for exercise recovery

New Zealand blackcurrants – more than a one-hit wonder for exercise recovery

5 March 2020

It’s further good news for people who exercise regularly. According to a study by scientists at Plant & Food Research, anthocyanin-rich New Zealand blackcurrants provide more than one-off benefits for exercise recovery.

 
Importance of healthy plants celebrated in International Year of Plant Health

Importance of healthy plants celebrated in International Year of Plant Health

19 February 2020

Healthy plants’ contribution to New Zealand’s wellbeing and economic sustainability has been highlighted at the launch of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) at Parliament tonight.

 
Scientists invent new traps for brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB)

Scientists invent new traps for brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB)

10 February 2020

Scientists looking at how to control a future invasion in New Zealand of brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) have developed new traps that could be used to remove future offspring by attracting and removing males and females.

 
NZ hops can help during fasting

NZ hops can help during fasting

7 February 2020

A new study shows that a New Zealand hop extract can help reduce hunger pangs when using fasting as a way to manage food intake.

 
New partnership to develop bigger, tastier blueberries

New partnership to develop bigger, tastier blueberries

6 February 2020

Consumers across the world may soon be experiencing tastier, fuller-sized blueberries year-round, thanks to a new breeding partnership in blueberries that will bring premium quality berries to customers across the world.

 
Plant & Food Research sponsors inaugural Ahuwhenua Trophy competition for horticulture

Plant & Food Research sponsors inaugural Ahuwhenua Trophy competition for horticulture

5 February 2020

Plant & Food Research is proud to be a Gold sponsor of the prestigious Ahuwhenua Trophy, Excellence in Māori Horticulture Award 2020.

 
New Zealand joins blueberry genome initiative

New Zealand joins blueberry genome initiative

4 February 2020

Genomics Aotearoa and Plant & Food Research are involved in a US$12.8 million USDA grant to improve fruit quality of blueberry and cranberry.

 
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