Mike Shaw is part of the Communications Team at Plant & Food Research – one of New Zealand’s largest scientific research organisations. Mike is passionate about the power of digital communications and the new tools and technologies that allow companies to communicate with their stakeholders.
Plant & Food Research
Plant & Food Research brings together over 80 years of food, horticulture, arable and seafood research in a single institute to deliver knowledge and technology that serves New Zealand industry and society.
As one of eight Crown Research Institutes owned and operated by the New Zealand Government, the company’s mission is to deliver a high impact contribution to the nation’s economic, social and environmental prosperity, achieved through engagement with the horticulture, arable, seafood, food and beverage industry sectors.
Left: New apple washing system, with protocols to effectively remove insect pests. Center: New marine facility for expansion of seafood research and new technologies. Center: Kiwi bud on new more-tolerant cultivars. Right: Releasing the parasitoid wasp Mastrus ridens as a new biocontrol agent for use in apple orchards.
Annual Report 2013
Plant & Food Research: Growing Futures