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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.

 
New red kiwifruit cultivar to be released

New red kiwifruit cultivar to be released

4 December 2019

Plant & Food Research is excited that a new red kiwifruit cultivar from the New Zealand kiwifruit breeding programme will now be available to Zespri growers.

 
European experts share BMSB tracking app success with New Zealand

European experts share BMSB tracking app success with New Zealand

4 December 2019

Two European brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) experts will share the success story of a BMSB tracking mobile app and experience in trying to gain sustainable control of the invasive pest with New Zealand biosecurity experts and stakeholders working on th

 
International postharvest symposium comes to New Zealand

International postharvest symposium comes to New Zealand

3 December 2019

Anyone with an interest in the postharvest treatment of fruits, vegetables and other horticultural crops needs to arrange a trip to New Zealand next November.

 
Soil and Water Scientist elected as Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering

Soil and Water Scientist elected as Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering

28 November 2019

Leading Plant & Food Research soil and water scientist Dr Brent Clothier has recently been elected as an Academician in the Division of Agriculture of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) in its latest biennial election round. He is one of the 29 newl

 
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