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Transforming land use – opportunities and challenges

Research Update: Transforming land use – opportunities and challenges

19 February 2020

Study explores decision-making around land use decisions in the Central Plains Water Scheme region

 
Importance of healthy plants celebrated in International Year of Plant Health

Release: 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.

 
Could moths be important pollinators in New Zealand’s subantarctic islands?

Research Update: Could moths be important pollinators in New Zealand’s subantarctic islands?

14 February 2020

Scientists look at contribution of moths to pollination on Enderby Island

 
Could “The Nazgûl” deter brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB)?

Research Update: Could “The Nazgûl” deter brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB)?

11 February 2020

Scientists develop a novel trap for BSMB

 
Scientists invent new traps for brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB)

Release: 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

Release: 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

Release: 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

Release: 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.

 
Could supplementary feeding impact honey bee health?

Research Update: Could supplementary feeding impact honey bee health?

5 February 2020

Study finds that supplementary sugar feeding alters the bacterial composition in the digestive tract of adult honey bees

 
New Zealand joins blueberry genome initiative

Release: 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.

 
How do cytokinin hormones drive fruit cell expansion and growth in kiwifruit?

Research Update: How do cytokinin hormones drive fruit cell expansion and growth in kiwifruit?

17 January 2020

Study looks at whether fruit growth under restricted carbon supply is controlled by phytohormones

 
Does carbon starvation limit anthocyanin accumulation in fruit?

Research Update: Does carbon starvation limit anthocyanin accumulation in fruit?

17 January 2020

Study analyses mechanism underlying carbon starvation response in red-fleshed kiwifruit

 
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