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Research may help firm up pipfruit profits.

Apple growers, marketers and retailers may be able to

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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.

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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.

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Crown Research Institutes

  • AgResearch logo.
  • 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

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