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Massey University horticulture and food enterprise: Latest News

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.
Pureed food company takes out Supreme Award
A company that produces texture-modified products to enhance the quality of life for people with eating difficulties has been named the Massey...
Partnership for sustainable food production
New Zealand's FoodHQ - a network of science and innovation partners, including Massey University - and Foodvalley in the Netherlands have formed a...
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

Message to our customers, collaborators and partners regarding COVID-19external link

Aotearoa New Zealand is in lockdown and Plant & Food Research is no exception.

New Zealand blackcurrants more than a one-hit wonder for exercise recoveryexternal link

Its further good news for people who exercise regularly. According to a study by scientists at Plant & Food Research, anthocyanin-rich New Zealand blackcurrants provide more than one-off benefits for exercise recovery.

Flexibility of the DAD2 receptor protein allows binding to signalling proteinsexternal link

Study looks at petunia strigolactone (SL) receptor DAD2

Importance of healthy plants celebrated in International Year of Plant Healthexternal link

Healthy plants contribution to New Zealands wellbeing and economic sustainability has been highlighted at the launch of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) at Parliament tonight.

Transforming land use opportunities and challengesexternal link

Study explores decision-making around land use decisions in the Central Plains Water Scheme region

Could moths be important pollinators in New Zealands subantarctic islands?external link

Scientists look at contribution of moths to pollination on Enderby Island

Could The Nazgl deter brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB)?external link

Scientists develop a novel trap for BSMB

Scientists invent new traps for brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB)external link

Scientists looking at how to control a future invasion in New Zealand of brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) have developed new traps that could be used to remove future offspring by attracting and removing males and females.

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