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
Thursday, 25 October 2018 09:55

World class and getting classier

Plant & Food Research is doing an international review to definitively determine the ways in which the organisation and New Zealand horticulture are world-class, says chief executive David Hughes.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 10:55

They had just one chance

The leader of the team that cracked the kiwifruit’s PSA problem says a hunch on how to deal with the outbreak paid off. 

Published in General News
Thursday, 16 February 2017 10:55

Mealybugs and under vine management

Within New Zealand Winegrowers’ Vineyard Ecosystems Programme, scientists are determined to discover if ground cover plants can help to reduce the adverse economic influence of grapevine leafroll virus.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 09:41

PremA129 set to dazzle the world

It’s set to become the apple of eyes all over the world - a new apple variety launched on Tuesday by Fruitcraft, after being licensed the worldwide rights by Prevar Ltd.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 05 April 2016 11:55

Protecting grapes from UVs

We humans have to take measures to protect our skin, hence the campaign of slip, slop slap.

Published in General News
Saturday, 06 February 2016 06:55

Big spend on land and water research

$230 million is being spent over the next 10 years to produce definitive science on how to best manage land and water in New Zealand.

Published in General News
Saturday, 19 September 2015 10:00

Innovation for new UHT products

Miraka chief executive, Richard Wyeth has welcomed a partnership with AgResearch and Plant & Food Research to develop a new family of shelf-stable beverages.

Published in General News

A raspberry partnership between Plant & Food Research (PFR) and a plant nursery business in Washington state has had positive spinoffs, according to the Crown Research Insititute.

Published in Agribusiness
Monday, 12 January 2015 00:00

New chair feels lucky

As chairman of the Gimblett Gravels Winegrowers Association for the next two years, Gordon Russell expects to preside over some of the sub-region’s most significant developments.

Published in General News
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