Research Updates

Finding insect pests on apples using odour detection

Finding insect pests on apples using odour detection

8 June 2020

Study finds pattern of odours could be used to distinguish apples infested with codling moth or Queensland fruit fly

 
Understanding the symptom development and latent period of myrtle rust

Understanding the symptom development and latent period of myrtle rust

3 June 2020

Study looks at symptom development and latency of myrtle rust in relation to host species, temperature and resistance

 
Protecting grapevine health in New Zealand

Protecting grapevine health in New Zealand

19 May 2020

Study identifies fungi associated with grapevine trunk disease

 
Responses of Queensland fruit fly  (QFF) females to fruit odours

Responses of Queensland fruit fly (QFF) females to fruit odours

15 May 2020

Study looks at electrophysiology and behavioural responses of QFF in the hope of developing a lure for future biosecurity responses

 
First genome sequence for a native plant species of New Zealand

First genome sequence for a native plant species of New Zealand

12 May 2020

Scientists sequence the genome of mānuka variety ‘Crimson Glory’

 
Bacteria in the medicinal plant horopito

Bacteria in the medicinal plant horopito

5 May 2020

Characterising the structure, diversity and functional potential of endophytic bacteria

 
Unmanaged host trees of codling moths pose risks to apple industry

Unmanaged host trees of codling moths pose risks to apple industry

1 May 2020

Study assesses the uncontrolled populations of codling moth in the peri-urban area of Hawke’s Bay

 
Can New Zealand hops help during fasting?

Can New Zealand hops help during fasting?

1 May 2020

Study finds New Zealand hops extract reduces hunger during 24 hour fasting

 
Are there more stable forms of vitamin C?

Are there more stable forms of vitamin C?

30 April 2020

A new discovery of a more stable form of vitamin C found in crab apples

 
What do craft beer drinkers really want?

What do craft beer drinkers really want?

28 April 2020

Study looks at whether different types of craft beer drinkers exist and how they view different styles of beers