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Assessing the biosafety of the Samurai wasp as a biocontrol agent for the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB)

Research Update: Assessing the biosafety of the Samurai wasp as a biocontrol agent for the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB)

20 September 2019

Lab study looks at the potential host-range of Samurai wasp in New Zealand

 
Study finds protective willows best planted down to stone layer

Research Update: Study finds protective willows best planted down to stone layer

20 September 2019

Measuring the development of the willow root system in different riverbank sediments

 
Scientists discover new class of flavonoids

Release: 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”.

 
Can eradication efforts keep up with growing invasive arthropod diversity?

Research Update: Can eradication efforts keep up with growing invasive arthropod diversity?

18 September 2019

An analysis of eradication programmes shows a rapidly diversifying burden of the most severe biosecurity threats.

 
Can natural enemies of current insect pests provide biotic resistance to future pests?

Research Update: Can natural enemies of current insect pests provide biotic resistance to future pests?

11 September 2019

Scientists explore dataset of exotic parasitoid wasps to assess resistance against future insect pests

 
Exploring the effects of flavour encapsulation technologies

Research Update: Exploring the effects of flavour encapsulation technologies

6 September 2019

Study assesses dynamic flavour perception and oral processing behaviour in response to different flavour encapsulation technologies

 
Underwater vision technology offers advancement in aquaculture breeding selection

Release: 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.

 
Motivation to adhere to exercise may be improved by consumption of New Zealand blackcurrants

Research Update: Motivation to adhere to exercise may be improved by consumption of New Zealand blackcurrants

22 August 2019

Scientists assess the effects of polyphenolic-rich New Zealand blackcurrant juice consumption one hour prior to exercise

 
Plant & Food Research and Compac collaboration honoured at Kiwinet Awards

Release: 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

 
Motivation to adhere to exercise may be improved by consumption of New Zealand blackcurrants

Release: 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.

 
Double awards for Senior Scientist Dr Philip Elmer

Release: 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

 
Identification of kiwifruit sex determining genes validates plant evolutionary theory

Release: 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

 
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