Posts tagged "Crown Research Institute"

Wasp could sting pest beetle population

[3 October/Stuff] Scientists said a tiny wasp could stop an Australian beetle chewing through millions of dollars in forestry profits every year. Scion, the Crown Research Institute, have applied to release a parasitoid wasp to control the eucalyptus tortoise beetle. The Environmental Protection Authority would consider the application to introduce the Eadya daenerys wasp which...

Report: NZ could have a greener, bio-fuelled future

[26 February/NZ Herald] According to a new Government-funded investigation, New Zealand could cut its greenhouse gas emissions by kick-starting a major biofuels industry. The report produced by Crown research institute Scion, set out how New Zealand could turn feedstock crops into green fuels for heavy transport, ships and aircraft. They explored possible options of substituting...

Plant & Food $8.5m research grant

 [15 September/ National Business Review] Crown Research Institute, Plant & Food Research, has been awarded an $8.5 million research grant for breeding technologies within high value plant industries. Breeding technologies includes gene editing which is considered to be part of genetic modification. Plant & Food’s research project aimed to create tree crops with novel traits,...

Ex-AgResearch director disappointed over plans

 [5 March/ Otago Daily Times] A former AgResearch director, Robin Campbell expressed his disappointment at the decision the Crown Research Institute has made to cut jobs at the research centre at Invermay.  Mr Campbell noted that Invermay was one of the four research centres of excellence established during the last major restructure of the organisation...