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Important pollinators in Australian avocado, macadamia and mango crops

Research Update: Important pollinators in Australian avocado, macadamia and mango crops

20 November 2019

Study identifies three key pollinator groups, including two wild visitors, for avocado, macadamia and mango crops

 
Dr Jay Jayaraman has been awarded a Rutherford Foundation postdoctoral fellowship for research into long-term durability of kiwifruit to the bacterial disease Psa.

Release: Dr Jay Jayaraman has been awarded a Rutherford Foundation postdoctoral fellowship for research into long-term durability of kiwifruit to the bacterial disease Psa.

14 November 2019

 
Science New Zealand Awards honour Plant & Food Research scientists

Release: Science New Zealand Awards honour Plant & Food Research scientists

12 November 2019

A team that has developed a ground-breaking wildfish harvesting system, a leading environmental scientist and an emerging plant geneticist from Plant & Food Research were amongst the 21 scientists and research teams recognised at Science New Zealand 2019

 
New tool for detecting grapevine leafroll-associated virus 3

Research Update: New tool for detecting grapevine leafroll-associated virus 3

11 November 2019

Scientists develop a new assay for detecting grapevine leafroll-associated virus 3 (GLRaV-3) in mealybug

 
Developing zero-carbon aquaculture through data science

Release: Developing zero-carbon aquaculture through data science

24 October 2019

A collaboration led by Victoria University of Wellington has received $13 million in funding to help New Zealand transition to a zero-carbon society by applying data science to the aquaculture industry.

 
Community engaged in the fight against insect pests

Release: Community engaged in the fight against insect pests

22 October 2019

A recent study by scientists at Plant & Food Research and the University of Auckland shows strong public support for the use of the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) for controlling codling moth, with 98% of those surveyed in favour.

 
Saving water to help maintain Abu Dhabi forests

Research Update: Saving water to help maintain Abu Dhabi forests

18 October 2019

Study looks at the feasibility of irrigating with tertiary treated sewage effluent to save groundwater reserves in Abu Dhabi

 
How does in vitro rearing affect the morphology of adult bees?

Research Update: How does in vitro rearing affect the morphology of adult bees?

11 October 2019

Study compares health of adult workers reared in vitro with those reared in a hive by their parental colony

 
New techniques could accelerate breeding and innovation

Research Update: New techniques could accelerate breeding and innovation

11 October 2019

Kiwifruit flowering is accelerated using CRISPR/Cas9-mediated editing under rigid containment conditions

 
Study contributes to future coloured-skin potato breeding programmes

Research Update: Study contributes to future coloured-skin potato breeding programmes

9 October 2019

Identifying markers for genes associated with skin colour in potatoes

 
Farewell Silent Spring - 50 years of science

News Snap: Farewell Silent Spring - 50 years of science

24 September 2019

The 50-year story of how science has helped the New Zealand apple industry to reduce its pesticide use has been turned into a book. Farewell Silent Spring – the New Zealand Apple Story, written by leading scientist Howard Wearing (ex-Plant & Food Research), tells the story of how a dedicated R&D programme introduced pest monitoring, biological controls and selective chemical use to ensure New Zealand’s apples are pest-free and with no detectable residues, meeting the phytosanitary requirements of markets worldwide.

 
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”.

 
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