Our research

Plant & Food Research and Massey University offer a diverse range of postgraduate research. Opportunities are available in specialist areas, and combinations of these areas, across the horticulture and food value chain.

Our areas of expertise

  • Breeding of new and improved food plants.

  • Control of plant pests and diseases, particularly with biological and environmentally-based control methods.

  • Increasing yield, efficiency and sustainability in plant production, harvesting, processing and supply chains.

  • Postharvest and processing technologies to enhance consumer experience.

  • New whole foods, beverages, ingredients and nutraceuticals with proven functionality in wellness.

  • Creating value from all components of the food chain including by-products.

  • Creating world-beating scientific understanding in model systems using cutting edge science.

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