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Massey University horticulture and food enterprise: Latest News

Major international food symposium in New Zealand
Leaders in food from around the world will be gathering in Auckland for a symposium to explore the future methods of making it more nutritious and...
Massey under spotlight of award-winning US TV show
Massey University has been the subject of an award-winning American television show featuring four segments on unique and interesting aspects of New...
Is sheep milk woolly good?
A muffin and a slice of cheese cake is great kiwi fare. But what happens when the savoury cheeses in the muffin is made from sheep milk, and dessert...
Auckland and Northland students explore health career options
More than 150 year 12 and 13 students from across Auckland and Northland sampled life on the Auckland campus this week, exploring health and science...
The hunt is on for New Zealand’s finest foods and beverages
Entries are open for the 30th New Zealand Food Awards, providing an opportunity for food and beverage producers to showcase their success and...
Massey alumna named Young Fruit Grower of the Year
Massey alumna Erin Atkinson has been named Horticulture New Zealand's Young Fruit Grower of the Year.
UNESCO science partnership building bridges in the Pacific
A potentially game-changing low-cost mobile genetic diagnostics system to detect and quantify pathogens in food, water, humans, livestock and crops...
30 years of scholarships from academic gown trust
Cancer therapies, volunteering, plant biology and sustainable development are among the diverse topics being undertaken by Massey University...
Drone technology takes out Massey Innovation Award
Dannevirke farmers Paul and Lisa Charmley took out the Massey Innovation award at the Horizons Ballance Farm Environment Awards last night.
Opinion: Value of humanities should not be underestimated - scientist
Successive governments have taken the view that education is about generating a short-term profit. For years, tertiary education policy has sought to...

Plant & Food Research: Latest News

Climate model gets the measure of myrtle rustexternal link

Myrtle rust never sleeps and, for a while it seems, neither did Plant & Food Research scientist Dr Rob Beresford, who spent the month of June poring through research articles, crunching data and creating mathematical formula to better gauge what the disea

Liverworts would rather be red than deadexternal link

A Plant & Food Research project into the unique way liverworts shield themselves from extreme environments has been awarded funding for ongoing research in the latest round of Marsden Awards.

Success with sandwiches - the bark beetle breeding storyexternal link

The key to controlling the pine bark beetle, which continues to devastate thousands of hectares of conifer forests in the Northern Hemisphere, may have been found in a laboratory in Auckland.

New programme promotes profitability and sustainabilityexternal link

Improving environmental, economic and social outcomes are at the heart of an expansive new sustainability science programme from Plant & Food Research.

More science added to 5+ A Dayexternal link

Food scientist Dr Carolyn Lister has been appointed a trustee on the board of the 5+ A Day Charitable Trust.

New tools could secure the future of seafoodexternal link

The fishing industry and global fisheries managers need to get on board with the power of genomics to secure the future of seafood, say scientists.

Funding to breed full colour blueberriesexternal link

Consumers in the future might be eating a completely new type of blueberry with healthy, colourful flesh, thanks to New Zealand government funding.

Successful IPO for CropLogicexternal link

CropLogic, a company formed to commercialise a crop decision support tool developed by Plant & Food Research, has successfully undertaken an Initial Public Offering on the Australian Stock Exchange.


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