Thursday, 05 September 2019 08:52

Avoid the slippery downward spiral

Plant & Food Research’s Vaughn Bell has seen a lot of mealybugs in his time, but even he was stunned to see photos of infestations in Marlborough this past vintage.

Published in Industry
Thursday, 05 September 2019 08:47

Ground breaking research

One aspect of the Pinot Noir Programme is taking a reductionist approach to conduct research on individual berries and is set to make scientific history.

Published in Industry
Thursday, 05 September 2019 08:44

Pinot Noir programme

With funding of $10.3 million, the five-year Pinot Noir research programme is already breaking ground in terms of knowledge of this fickle grape and capricious wine.

Published in Industry
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 09:55

Robotics nearly upon us

Robotics has moved out of the talking stage and into the early doing stages, says the chief executive of Plant and Food Research, David Hughes.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 08:55

Man vs machine

Could robots soon replace humans in picking fruit? 

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
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
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