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Massey University horticulture and food enterprise: Latest News

Massey connects with industry at National Fieldays
Massey University will be showcasing its latest innovation, education and technology at this year's National Fieldays event in Hamilton from...
Entries now open for the 2019 New Zealand Food Awards
The 2019 New Zealand Food Awards programme has officially begun, with the opening of entries for this year's awards.
Potato study needs you
Fancy yourself a potato connoisseur? The Massey University Food Experience and Sensory Testing Lab (FEAST), and Plant & Food Research, are looking...
Student helps create craft beer with gin
Most students leave their summer internship with new skills or knowledge or maybe even a job offer, but Tash Snowball Kui gets to leave with a beer...
Model for improving campylobacter management
A refined model for understanding the source of campylobacter infections may be a key management tool for public health officials around the world.
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

Understanding the role of genetic variation in evolutionexternal link

Plant & Food Research scientists explore the hidden role of structural variation in the genome of New Zealand snapper

New model for modelling growth and dry matter partitioning in root cropsexternal link

Study suggests updated carrot model is more widely applicable than existing approaches.

Mori perspectives on gene editing technologiesexternal link

Study suggests a dynamic approach to regulation is required in New Zealand.

New Zealand blackcurrant extract offers benefits for exercise recoveryexternal link

A new study by scientists at Plant & Food Research has found that an extract from New Zealand blackcurrants could offer benefits for people with an active lifestyle.

New Zealand blackcurrant extract taken prior to exercise assists exercise recovery and supports immunityexternal link

Study finds consumption of timed anthocyanin-rich extract assists recovery from oxidative stress and maintains neutrophil function.

Plant & Food Research and Compac collaboration is finalist for KiwiNet Awardexternal link

A collaboration between Plant & Food Research and Compac, part of TOMRA Food, is amongst the final three nominees for the PwC Commercial Impact category of the 2019 KiwiNet Awards.

Protective covers reduce honey bee foraging and colony strengthexternal link

The use of protective covers for crops can lead to a decline in honey bee foraging and colony strength, according to a recent study funded by Zespri and the Ministry for Primary Industries Sustainable Farming Fund and conducted by Plant & Food Research.

Evaluating prebiotics factors affecting microbial metabolismexternal link

Study looks at how well a faecal sample can keep its bacteria if properly preserved.


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