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Apples delivered with a side of biodiversity

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Business, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Plant and Food New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Apples delivered with a side of biodiversity

MIL OSI – Source: Plant and Food New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Apples delivered with a side of biodiversity 10 August 2017 Most people might assume organic growing methods are better for biodiversity, but a new study by Plant & Food Research scientists shows a different approach can work just as well. Dr Louise […]

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Innovation vital to success of horticulture

By   /  July 14, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Business, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Plant and Food New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Innovation vital to success of horticulture

MIL OSI – Source: Plant and Food New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Innovation vital to success of horticulture 14 July 2017 Innovation will be key to the on-going success of the horticulture industry, says Dr Bruce Campbell, recipient of the 2017 Horticulture New Zealand Industry Service Award. Dr Campbell, Chief Operating Officer of Plant […]

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Pollination technique could significantly boost macadamia yield

By   /  July 4, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Business, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Plant and Food New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Pollination technique could significantly boost macadamia yield

MIL OSI – Source: Plant and Food New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Pollination technique could significantly boost macadamia yield 4 July 2017 Improving macadamia tree yields by more than 50 per cent could be achieved by alternating varieties in rows and increasing pollinators, new research suggests. For the study researchers conducted a trial in […]

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Kiwifruit estimated to generate 6.14 billion by 2030

By   /  June 28, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Business, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Plant and Food New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Kiwifruit estimated to generate 6.14 billion by 2030

MIL OSI – Source: Plant and Food New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Kiwifruit estimated to generate 6.14 billion by 2030 28 June 2017 The joint Plant & Food Research – Zespri kiwifruit breeding programme will support a $3.5 billion increase in New Zealand’s GDP by 2030 and the creation of 29,000 jobs, according to […]

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Cracking manukas genetic code to mitigate myrtle rust

By   /  June 13, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Business, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Plant and Food New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Cracking manukas genetic code to mitigate myrtle rust

MIL OSI – Source: Plant and Food New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Cracking manukas genetic code to mitigate myrtle rust 13 June 2017 A nationwide science project that sequenced the mānuka genome and is now exploring its genetic diversity may be instrumental in protecting the indigenous plant from the fungal disease myrtle rust. Using […]

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Fast-tracking health products

By   /  May 26, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Business, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Plant and Food New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Fast-tracking health products

MIL OSI – Source: Plant and Food New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Fast-tracking health products 26 May 2017 A new collaboration between Anagenix and Plant & Food Research will see health and wellness products based on New Zealand science fast-tracked to the international market. The Innovation Cell is a new co-investment business model whereby […]

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Giving fish oil the laser treatment

By   /  April 21, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Business, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Plant and Food New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Giving fish oil the laser treatment

MIL OSI – Source: Plant and Food New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Giving fish oil the laser treatment 21 April 2017 Scientists at Plant & Food Research and the University of Otago have laid the foundation for a new quality control method for testing omega-3 and other health-enhancing polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) in soft […]

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Competition focuses male wasps mating mind

By   /  April 18, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Business, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Plant and Food New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Competition focuses male wasps mating mind

MIL OSI – Source: Plant and Food New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Competition focuses male wasps mating mind 18 April 2017 Scientists at Plant & Food Research, B3 (Better Border Biosecurity), Scion and the University of Auckland have been studying the ‘bedroom’ behaviour of the parasitoid wasp Cotesia urabae to better understand the insects’ […]

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Cleverness comes at a cost: the plight of the brainy bumble bee

By   /  March 30, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Business, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Plant and Food New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Cleverness comes at a cost: the plight of the brainy bumble bee

MIL OSI – Source: Plant and Food New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Cleverness comes at a cost: the plight of the brainy bumble bee 30 March 2017 Being smart does not necessarily mean you are bringing home the most bacon, if you are a bumble bee at least. Scientists at Plant & Food Research, […]

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Good for exports, health and environment: a history of apple pest management

By   /  March 6, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Business, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Plant and Food New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Good for exports, health and environment: a history of apple pest management

MIL OSI – Source: Plant and Food New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Good for exports, health and environment: a history of apple pest management 6 March 2017 A unified, goal-driven sector with a responsiveness to market demand is credited with the development of a pest management system in New Zealand’s apple industry that is […]

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Targeting foods to the Chinese consumer

By   /  October 11, 2016  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Business, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Plant and Food New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Targeting foods to the Chinese consumer

MIL OSI – Source: Plant and Food New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Targeting foods to the Chinese consumer 11 October 2016 A new research programme will look at the factors – attitudes, behaviours and lifestyles – that motivate Chinese consumers to buy foods that improve their health and wellness, allowing New Zealand companies to […]

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New funding shows big support for primary industries

By   /  September 20, 2016  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Business, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Plant and Food New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New funding shows big support for primary industries

MIL OSI – Source: Plant and Food New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New funding shows big support for primary industries 20 September 2016 Plant & Food Research has been awarded more than $30 million in funding for four projects as part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment’s Endeavour Fund. The fund invests […]

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Staying on top of the fruit fly threat

By   /  September 9, 2016  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Business, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Plant and Food New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Staying on top of the fruit fly threat

MIL OSI – Source: Plant and Food New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Staying on top of the fruit fly threat 9 September 2016 Queensland fruit fly (Qfly) is a serious horticultural pest in Australia and one of the most important biosecurity threats to the horticultural industry in New Zealand. The insect is capable of […]

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