April 09, 2013
A simple mesh cover could be the answer to halting New Zealand's most devastating tomato and potato pests, the tomato potato psyllid.
March 24, 2013
Las mariquitas podrían ser la clave para la salvación de un insecto transmisor de una bacteria para la industria de la papa de Nueva Zelanda.
March 11, 2013
Research conducted by the Bio-Protection Research Centre at Lincoln University, using the southern ladybird as a biological control agent, has shown the predator to be voracious and effective at reducing tomato-potato psyllid (TPP) numbers.
February 17, 2013
A $15,000 travel grant from the Lincoln University Foundation has proved of real benefit to the farming and potato chips business of New Zealand couple Ray and Adrianne Bowan, who won the 2011 Lincoln University Foundation South Island Farmer of the Ye...
October 30, 2012
Frozen foods company McCain Foods New Zealand boosted profit by 27 per cent to $11.4 million for the year ending June, helped along by stronger sales during the Rugby World Cup.
September 10, 2012
The New Zealand-based company CropLogic is the first winner of IBM’s SmartCamp Australia and New Zealand, part of a global program for start-up companies. CropLogic, which was the only New Zealand finalist in the program, is a provider of predictive d...
May 09, 2012
South Canterbury potato growers look to be digging up a bumper crop this season as harvesting gets well underway. The region has about 35 growers, growing a variety of commercial varieties.
May 02, 2012
The Food &Grocery Council is welcoming a significant drop in concentration of acrylamide in potato crisps, and says it will continue to work with industry to find ways of lowering its levels in other foods, CEO Katherine Rich said today. She is re...
May 01, 2012
A new Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) report shows that the concerted effort by New Zealand's potato crisp manufacturers to lower acrylamide in their products is paying off.
April 11, 2012
Potatoes New Zealand is coming under the international spotlight for its groundbreaking initiatives promoting healthy eating choices to children and young people.
January 31, 2012
Want to know the real way to a woman's heart this Valentine's Day? Look no further than the humble potato.
January 05, 2012
It is not all one-way traffic from New Zealand to Australia as recent significant business decisions by Heinz-Wattie's and McCain Foods have shown.