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Tiger smells Bonfire at Ryder Cup

The flaming orange flower of Begonia Bonfire, developed by Crop & Food Research in New Zealand, was perfectly positioned in front of Kildare’s K Club, the venue for this year's sizzling Ryder Cup golf competition between Teams USA and Europe. It too was making its mark, and represents hard (research) work leading to value-packed outcome and ongoing income.


DNA analyses confirm new truffle in New Zealand

DNA analyses have confirmed that a bianchetto truffle (Tuber borchii) has indeed been grown as part of a trial plot at Crop & Food Research’s Lincoln facility.


Forage crops survive snows


A first for organics

Organics and science: often seen as opposed are in fact bedfellows. Now Crop & Food Research has produced the nation's first science-based reference book for organics, in a bid to boost productivity and exports.


Blooming spectacular partnership with Hawaii University

Cymbidium orchids: while the name might not be pretty, the blooms are simply gorgeous. Cymbidiums are New Zealand’s top cut flower export, with over 3.7 million stems departing our shores annually. But with markets demanding continual novelty, Crop & Food Research, partnering the University of Hawaii, is keeping ahead of the game.


NZ horticulture quietly takes export spotlight

Apart from flagships Kiwifruit and wine, NZ horticulture exports are seldom high profile. But look closer: in the year to March 2006 horticulture exports quietly hit $2.3 billion. That’s 7% of all NZ exports and a huge $100 million gain on the previous year. Strong growth owes much to ground-breaking new products, where HortResearch takes a driving role.


Growing the $NZ80 million export spud

The humble spud no longer. Sequencing the potato genome will open the way to potatoes with better nutritional value, colour and flavour, powering New Zealand’s $80 million export market. Crop & Food Research scientists are part of a $36 million study involving 8 countries.


Crown Research Institutes

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  • Plant and Food Research logo.
  • ESR logo. GNS Science logo.
  • Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua logo.
  • NIWA logo.
  • SCION logo.

Crown Agent

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Subsidiaries, associates, joint ventures

  • Biopolymer Network
  • VARNZ Ltd
  • EnCoate
  • BioPacific Ventures
  • Veritec
  • grasslanz
  • PhytaGro, Inc
  • Prevar
  • National Land Resource Centre (NLRC)
  • farmax
  • Clone International
  • Atlastech
  • Grasslands Innovation
  • Virtual Institute of Statistical Genetics
  • EcoGene
  • Enviro-Mark Solutions