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Massey University horticulture and food enterprise: Latest News

Finalists in 2020 'NZ Food Heroes' announced
Finalists in the NZ Food Heroes' 2020 campaign are a showcase of behind-the-scenes efforts of local food producers, charities and individuals to...
Study reveals plant compound beats sugar cravings
Researchers may have found a solution for sweet tooths by investigating a plant compound that showed a statistically significant reduction in sugar...
Massey’s food innovation legacy celebrated in ‘NZ Food Heroes’
Massey's commitment to the food sector as a longstanding leader in research and education excellence in food science, product development, and food...
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...
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

Kiwis want to know whats in their foodexternal link

Navigating the way to good food choices in the shopping aisle can be a challenge. Detailed information about the nutritional value of New Zealand foods, beyond what is available on a food label, has not always been easy to find.

Seafood production scientist Maren Wellenreuther wins Thermo Fisher Scientific Awardexternal link

Plant & Food Research seafood scientist Dr Maren Wellenreuther has been recognised for her high calibre of molecular biology research in New Zealand at the Queenstown Research Week.

Does irrigation increase the storage of carbon in soil under temperate managed pastures?external link

The results from this study can be used to predict more accurate soil organic carbon cycling under temperate managed pastures.

$4.7 million in funding for SVS from MPIexternal link

A project to boost vegetable growers efforts to care for the health of the environment while supplying fresh, healthy food, has received $4.7 million in government backing from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).

Plant & Food Research commercialisation champion announced a KiwiNet Award finalistexternal link

A tireless champion for IP management who is passionate about developing others is a finalist in the 2020 KiwiNet Awards.

What effects do livestock grazing and tillage have on forage cropping systems?external link

Using crop establishment techniques that reduce soil compaction and its adverse effect on nitrogen loss, while supporting overall crop production, is an important consideration for growers.

How can agriculture producers in Hawkes Bay adapt to climate change?external link

Rural New Zealand communities are especially reliant on agriculture for income, and therefore these communities must make adaptions to climate change to prosper within a healthy social, economic and cultural environment.

First apple to be launched from Hot Climate Programmeexternal link

The first apple tailored specifically for growing in hot climate regions has been released from the New Zealand-Spain collaborative Hot Climate Programme.

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