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Wednesday 27 October 2021

Plant & Food

Kiwifruit Breeding Centre launches 5th October 2021 /

Kiwifruit Breeding Centre launches

Zespri and Plant & Food Research’s Kiwifruit Breeding Centre 50/50 joint venture opens its doors this week.


Plant & Food secures $20m from Endeavour Fund 10th September 2021 /

Plant & Food secures $20m from Endeavour Fund

The cash included $14.5m for a new research programme to help develop New Zealand’s horticultural sector to prepare for climate change.


Zespri, Plant & Food confirm kiwifruit centre JV 16th August 2021 /

Zespri, Plant & Food confirm kiwifruit centre JV

Zespri and Plant & Food Research will launch their 50/50 joint venture Kiwifruit Breeding Centre on 1 October 2021.


Food sector finalists in KiwiNet commercialisation awards 10th August 2021 /

Food sector finalists in KiwiNet commercialisation awards

Food and agritech success stories are featured among sixteen finalists in the ninth annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards.


Plant & Food’s David Hughes on the institute’s post-Covid commercial push 4th August 2021 /

Plant & Food’s David Hughes on the institute’s post-Covid commercial push

CEO David Hughes is looking for partners in emerging areas such as orchard automation and urban horticulture.


Watch: Plant & Food showcases plant-based milk, protein, and innovation capabilities 28th July 2021 /

Watch: Plant & Food showcases plant-based milk, protein, and innovation capabilities

Plant & Food Research has launched a series of videos showcasing its abilities available for the country’s food and beverage producers.


600 plantings made to support kiwifruit pollination 13th July 2021 /

600 plantings made to support kiwifruit pollination

Six hundred new native plantings have been established in the Bay of Plenty to support kiwifruit pollination and encourage bio-diversity, says Plant & Food Research.


Plant & Food Research details strategy 9th July 2021

Plant & Food Research details strategy

Plant & Food Research has published a new statement of corporate intent describing its strategy, key initiatives and performance measures for 2021/22. It also forecasts activity out to 2023/24.


PFR in purple patch with 11 new blueberry varieties 11th June 2021

PFR in purple patch with 11 new blueberry varieties

Plant & Food Research has made eleven new blueberry varieties available to New Zealand-based growers.


Plant & Food mentoring wins HR gong 8th June 2021 /

Plant & Food mentoring wins HR gong

Plant and Food Research’s in-house mentoring initiative scooped the learning and development capability category at The Human Resources Institute of New Zealand national awards.


Doors open at new Te Tauihu Plant & Food Research facility 2nd June 2021

Doors open at new Te Tauihu Plant & Food Research facility

A new research facility which will unlock deeper opportunities for Nelson Tasman food producers has been opened in Riuwaka near Motueka.


Pic’s wins with NZ-grown peanut trial 28th May 2021 /

Pic’s wins with NZ-grown peanut trial

Pic Picot is a step closer to selling a 100% Kiwi peanut butter following the completion of a successful crop trial.


Covid-19 ‘catalyst’ for healthier diets – study 1st April 2021

Covid-19 ‘catalyst’ for healthier diets – study

Disruptive events can be an opportunity to achieve healthier, more sustainable dietary behaviours, says Plant & Food.


Plant & Food’s Fraser wins Women of Influence awards 19th November 2020

Plant & Food’s Fraser wins Women of Influence awards

The soil scientist was among 12 other women recognised on Tuesday evening.