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Massey University horticulture and food enterprise: Latest News

Study reveals plant compound beats sugar cravings
Researchers may have found a solution for sweet tooths by investigating a plant compound that showed a statistically significant reduction in sugar...
Massey’s food innovation legacy celebrated in ‘NZ Food Heroes’
Massey's commitment to the food sector as a longstanding leader in research and education excellence in food science, product development, and food...
Massey to launch joint education programme with Jiangnan University
A new joint education programme between Massey University and Jiangnan University has been approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education.
Churchill Fellowship for food safety manager
A Massey University manager and doctoral student, Wendy Newport-Smith, has been awarded a prestigious Churchill Fellowship to travel overseas and...
First graduates from Singapore partnership
An international collaboration in food technology education between Singapore and New Zealand has seen its first students graduate.
Plants, the New Zealand wars and international dancing
Sarah de Bruin is your typical kid from Dargaville. She grew up on a kumara farm, represented New Zealand in highland dancing, and is now double...
Agriculture’s leading students celebrated
Massey's School of Agriculture and Environment has named its top students of the year at their annual Agriculture Awards Dinner.
Cancer, camellia and saddleback research awarded
Blight-resistant camellia, cancer prevention, migrant mental health, and preservation of the saddleback are among the diverse topics being undertaken...
Massey brings the future to National Fieldays
Massey University is living the "future of farming" theme at National Fieldays this year with robots, future foods, an artificially intelligent farm...
Stanford expert takes a glance at NZ’s freshwater
Massey University and the Ministry for the Environment hosted a world-leading freshwater expert last month to explain and explore a modelling...

Plant & Food Research: Latest News

What effects do livestock grazing and tillage have on forage cropping systems?external link

Using crop establishment techniques that reduce soil compaction and its adverse effect on nitrogen loss, while supporting overall crop production, is an important consideration for growers.

How can agriculture producers in Hawkes Bay adapt to climate change?external link

Rural New Zealand communities are especially reliant on agriculture for income, and therefore these communities must make adaptions to climate change to prosper within a healthy social, economic and cultural environment.

Plant & Food Research scientist Brent Clothier to be next President of Royal Society Te Aprangiexternal link

Dr Brent Clothier FRSNZ has been appointed President-Elect of the Royal Society Te Aparangi. He will become the first Crown Research Institute scientist to be in the role in more than 30 years

First apple to be launched from Hot Climate Programmeexternal link

The first apple tailored specifically for growing in hot climate regions has been released from the New Zealand-Spain collaborative Hot Climate Programme.

It takes a region! Hawkes Bay community engaged in codling moth research to protect New Zealand applesexternal link

Growing the worlds best apples is a team effort. Plant & Food Research has engaged households in Hawkes Bay, the heart of New Zealands apple industry, in studies that will help create smarter and more sustainable ways to protect the prized fruit

A new look and a new perspectiveexternal link

From today, Plant & Food Research Rangahau Ahumra Kai, will start to look and sound a bit different.

Scientist Russell Lowe wins Plant Raisers Award for developing popular Zespri SunGold Kiwifruitexternal link

Russell Lowe, respected kiwifruit breeder and scientist at Plant & Food Research, has received the 2020 Plant Raisers Award by the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture for the breeding and selection of Zesy002.

Plant & Food Research joins Blue Economy CRC project exploring the use of floating offshore platformsexternal link

Plant & Food Research is a participant in a Blue Economy CRC Australia scoping study looking to review state-of-the-art multi-use floating offshore/high energy platform concepts and their application.

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