The key to using a catch crop to reduce onfarm nitrate leaching is to get it in the ground as soon as possible after winter feeding, says Plant and Food scientist Dr Brendon Malcolm.

Published in General News
Monday, 11 February 2019 12:51

Kiwis outstanding in their fields

Two New Zealanders were named as winners in the recent trans-Tasman 2018 Growth Awards run by agriculture multinational Syngenta.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 24 December 2014 00:00

The science of wine

The battle against Leafroll virus and mealy bug vectors has been lucky in having one Hawke’s Bay scientist on its side. Mary Shanahan talks to that man – Vaughn Bell from Plant and Food.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 00:00

Bane of barley endemic in seed

AGRONOMY TRIALS and aeroplanes were among the topics aired during the Foundation for Arable Research’s South Canterbury and North Otago field day late last month.

Published in Management

SCIENCE AND Innovation Minister Steven Joyce says Government will invest $1.75 million to fund New Zealand-Singapore collaborative research projects on the development of food products with validated health benefits.

Published in General News
Monday, 24 March 2014 11:01

Shedding light on plant colour

A TEAM OF New Zealand researchers from AgResearch and Plant & Food Research has unlocked an elaborate code to discover how coloured pigments in plants form.

Published in General News
Monday, 21 October 2013 10:06

New funding to fight potato pest

NEW RESEARCH is being funded to help the potato industry fight the insect intruder - the tomato-potato psyllid.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 16:01

Plant and Food new chief scientist

New Zealand research scientist Dr Richard Newcomb has been appointed as the new chief scientist at Plant & Food Research, beating off candidates from 11 countries.

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Two members of Plant & Food Research staff have won Fulbright New Zealand awards educational exchange with the United States.

Published in General News
Friday, 02 November 2012 09:41

Wasp to control coddling moth

A new wasp is being tested to help control coddling moth in the pipfruit industry.

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