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Plant & Food Research is a New Zealand-based science company under pinning the growth of plant and marine-based food industries through science and inovation.

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Monday, 8 May 2023
Agriculture 12:44PM
New hop varieties for New Zealand's largest grower

TASMAN — A new collaboration between Clayton Hops and Plant & Food Research will see new varieties of hops being grown in Aotearoa New Zealand, offering brewers worldwide exciting novel flavours.

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Thursday, 9 February 2023
Agriculture 1:10PM
New dragon fruit varieties to delight growers and consumers

The first new varieties from a joint New Zealand – Viet Nam dragon fruit breeding programme are set to be launched to the global marketplace.

492 views

Wednesday, 30 March 2022
Food 9:02AM
New investigation into native honey

ROTORUA — Plant & Food Research will be leading a national team of researchers looking at native honey composition and the characteristics that appeal most to consumers, thanks to new funding from the High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge.

610 views

Thursday, 1 November 2012
Environment 9:23PM
New insect to patrol apple orchards

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Export 2:16PM
Pest management programme results in increased exports

A research programme to reduce the use of chemical pesticides on apple orchards has benefited New Zealand’s pipfruit industry by as much as $113 million in export earnings.

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Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Health 10:30AM
Broccoli and blueberries may improve gut health

Broccoli and blueberries may have positive effects for those suffering with digestive problems, new research suggests.

600 views

Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Agriculture 2:51PM
New wheat cultivars anticipated from cereal breeding partnership

An expanded breeding programme will result in new varieties of wheat and barley being made available for New Zealand growers, delivering high yields and improved resistance to disease.

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Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Wine 3:42PM
BRAT now available online

New tool aims to help wine growers - www.bunchrot.co.nz Auckland, 25 January 2012 A new tool is set to help the wine industry more accurately train staff to make visual estimates about the severity of bunch rot among the vines.

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Friday, 20 January 2012
News 2:03PM
Plant & Food Research launch new blog site

New Zealand Crown Research Institute, Plant & Food Research, has launched a new blog at www.plantandfood.info aimed at communicating more of the Institute's news, events and research activities with the public.

642 views

Tuesday, 20 December 2011
Health 9:11AM
Gold kiwifruit each day reduce cold symptoms

Adding gold kiwifruit to your diet may lead to less suffering from symptoms of common illnesses such as colds, research suggests.

521 views

Wednesday, 16 November 2011
Environment 2:13PM
Birds and mammals vital for native plant survival

Research has shown that the loss of native birds and bats from New Zealand ecosystems can have serious consequences for the survival of native plant species.

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Friday, 23 September 2011
Science 8:54AM
Plant & Food Research scientist recognised by peers

22 September 2011 - Plant & Food Research scientist Dr Jim Walker has been recognised for his 30 year research career with the presentation of a prestigious New Zealand Plant Protection medal.

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Monday, 8 August 2011
Agriculture 5:44PM
New Research Trust to be launched by Agriculture Minister

The New Zealand Poplar and Willow Research Trust (NZPWRT) will be formally launched by the Minister of Agriculture, Hon.

575 views

Monday, 11 July 2011
Science 10:18AM
Sequencing the Potato Genome

A short video explaining the work of the Potato Genome Sequencing Consortium (PGSC), an international team of scientists including Plant & Food Research, and the research recently published in Nature.

521 views

Food 10:00AM
Apple Futures: Sustainablity in New Zealand Apple Production

The Apple Futures programme, initiated in 2008, incorporates pest monitoring, disease models and biological controls to reduce chemical residues on New Zealand-grown apples.

481 views

Science 9:56AM
Potato genome sequence published in Nature

8 July 2011 The Potato Genome Sequencing Consortium (PGSC), an international team of scientists including Plant & Food Research, has published its findings in the international journal Nature.

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Monday, 27 December 2010
Food 12:18PM
Unravelling the secrets of strawberry

Scientists have unravelled the genetic secret of a Christmas favourite – the strawberry.

655 views

Monday, 29 November 2010
Science 4:08PM
Mendel's Pea Flower Colour Genes Found

Plant & Food Research scientists have helped discover the key to one of biology's most well-known experiments -- the gene that controls pea flower colour, used by Mendel in his initial studies of inheritance.

421 views

News 4:01PM
Kiwifruit Psa Identification Video

Dr Bob Fullerton outlines how to look for PSA in an orchard and best management practices.

458 views

Wednesday, 17 November 2010
News 4:01PM
Plant & Food Research to lead New Zealand research in horticulture and food development

16 November 2010 Minister of Research, Science and Technology, the Hon Dr Wayne Mapp, today released Statements of Core Purpose for each of New Zealand’s eight Crown Research Institutes, including Plant & Food Research.

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Monday, 1 November 2010
News 12:27PM
Developing plant derived foods to keep us feeling full

1 November 2010 Discovering how plant foods reduce appetite and keep people feeling fuller for longer is a new Plant & Food Research programme receiving investment from New Zealand food companies and government.

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Wednesday, 13 October 2010
Science 9:59AM
Landing lights for bees - how Snapdragon flowers got their stripes

13 October 2010 Landing lights for bees, or nature’s way of inviting bees to sample the nectar and pollen in a flower gives us beautiful flowers often with intricate colour patterns.

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Tuesday, 12 October 2010
Science 12:03PM
Finding the key to Mendel's pea flowers

Plant & Food Research scientists have helped discover the key to one of biology's most well-known experiments – the gene that controls pea flower colour, used by Mendel in his initial studies of inheritance.

724 views

Monday, 30 August 2010
News 1:27PM
Sequence of apple genome reveals unexpected results

30 August 2010 Analysis of the complete DNA sequence of apple suggests that a major step in evolution of the fruit was caused by a catastrophic environmental event, possibly the same one that killed the dinosaurs.

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Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Wine 9:32AM
Government investment recognises wine industry success

The Sauvignon Blanc Programme - the world's most comprehensive research investigation into Sauvignon blanc grapes and wine - is set to build upon the discoveries of recent years and offer new tools to New Zealand's wine industry thanks to new funding.

602 views

Tuesday, 8 June 2010
Business 2:04PM
Earnings from New Zealand's horticultural industries exceed $6 billion

$450 million leap in exports helps set new record Auckland, New Zealand, 8 June 2010 – New Zealand's horticulture industry has continued to grow, recording its highest ever annual returns last year.

711 views

Thursday, 25 March 2010
Science 7:53PM
Breathe Easy: A natural fruit compound may help asthma

A preliminary study by New Zealand company Plant & Food Research shows that natural chemicals from blackcurrants may help breathing in some types of asthma.

875 views

Thursday, 7 January 2010
Science 1:46PM
Chief Scientist recognised in New Year Honours list

AUCKLAND, 7 January 2010 Plant & Food Research Chief Scientist, Dr Ian Ferguson, was among the deserving New Zealanders recognised in the 2010 New Years Honours list, being appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to horticultural science.

775 views

Tuesday, 22 December 2009
Science 11:03AM
Advances in Pollination Research Earns Scientist Top Award

The Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) has named Plant & Food Research scientist, Dr Mark Goodwin, as the 2009 Researcher of the Year, for the pollination research that he and his team have carried out over recent years.

1396 views

Friday, 13 November 2009
Science 3:02PM
New facility aims to unlock potential value from marine by products

NELSON — NELSON, November 11 th 2009 - Plant & Food Research's Nelson based Seafood Research Unit is set to formally open a new Bioprocessing Laboratory on November 12th .

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