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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

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.

Manuka joins the battle to protect waterwaysexternal link

New research indicates planting manuka could reduce the impacts of farming on waterways, as well giving farmers an additional income stream.

New Catalyst projects fundedexternal link

Plant & Food Research has received funding for four new projects through the Catalyst Fund: Seeding.

Plant & Food Research licenses blueberry varieties to T&Gexternal link

Plant & Food Research has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with T&G Global for a suite of 16 proprietary blueberry varieties in Australia.

Plant & Food Research CEO steps downexternal link

Plant & Food Research CEO Peter Landon-Lane has announced that he will step down in 2018 after nine years leading the Crown Research Institute.

Avocados could be good for gutsexternal link

New research shows avocados may be good for gut health, which would be another previously unknown benefit.

Recognition for research on insect pestsexternal link

Professor Max Suckling is the recipient of the 2017 New Zealand Plant Protection Society Medal, awarded at the Society’s Annual Conference held recently.  The medal recognises those who have made an exceptional contribution to plant protection, whether through research, education, implementation or leadership.

Apples delivered with a side of biodiversityexternal link

Most people might assume organic growing methods are better for biodiversity, but a new study by Plant & Food Research scientists shows a different approach can work just as well.


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