105 episodes

Welcome to scigest - podcast-sized servings of digestible science from the world of Plant & Food Research! Scigest is a podcast channel hosted by scientists at Plant & Food Research in New Zealand who are passionate about communicating their science to New Zealanders and the world, as well as helping science students in their journey to a science career. Our scientists are at the heart of food production, supply and security, contributing to human health and wellbeing as well as social and economic stability. Hear how our research is making a difference to food production - from the development of new cultivars and new foods, to bioprotection science and creating environmentally sustainable production systems for plant and seafood crops. If you are interested in a career in science, listen to our scientists' stories, including their tips and tricks, and discover the many options available for a science career. Any questions or suggestions can be emailed to the scigest team at scigest@plantandfood.co.nz. To be able to see all of our podcasts and get to see some of our podcasters and interviewees please see our scigest website at www.plantandfood.com/scigest

scigest - Plant & Food Research podcast The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited

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Welcome to scigest - podcast-sized servings of digestible science from the world of Plant & Food Research! Scigest is a podcast channel hosted by scientists at Plant & Food Research in New Zealand who are passionate about communicating their science to New Zealanders and the world, as well as helping science students in their journey to a science career. Our scientists are at the heart of food production, supply and security, contributing to human health and wellbeing as well as social and economic stability. Hear how our research is making a difference to food production - from the development of new cultivars and new foods, to bioprotection science and creating environmentally sustainable production systems for plant and seafood crops. If you are interested in a career in science, listen to our scientists' stories, including their tips and tricks, and discover the many options available for a science career. Any questions or suggestions can be emailed to the scigest team at scigest@plantandfood.co.nz. To be able to see all of our podcasts and get to see some of our podcasters and interviewees please see our scigest website at www.plantandfood.com/scigest

    SLFM: Where does the data go

    SLFM: Where does the data go

    Wanting to see the bigger picture and understand what knowledge could be gained from the data he was collecting opened up a whole new world of data science for scientist Jian Liu. Jian chats to statistical scientist and new Scigest host Tom Moore about his journey from soil sampling and field science into the world of data science, the advantages of the New Zealand tertiary education system, and the importance of good mentors.

    SLFM: David Hughes: leadership learnings

    SLFM: David Hughes: leadership learnings

    Plant & Food Research CEO David Hughes chats with Scigest host Hilary Ireland about his journey science leadership, the big opportunities in the future of food, sustainability and how science can create a better world for everyone. Listen to the Future of Food episode mentioned in this podcast here: www.plantandfood.com/en-nz/article/future-of-food. For more podcasts from us head to: www.plantandfood.co.nz/scigest

    SB: Creating New Zealand-made aquafeeds for sustainable aquaculture

    SB: Creating New Zealand-made aquafeeds for sustainable aquaculture

    Fish are not simple to feed. Their nutritional requirements vary hugely depending on the species, life stage and growing environment. Most of the aquafeeds currently used in Aotearoa New Zealand is imported and being able to produce New Zealand-made aquafeeds from locally produced ingredients is crucial for the sustainable growth of marine fish aquaculture in Aotearoa. Food and Bioproduct Technologist Katrina Fletcher chats to Scigest host Andre Dare about the exciting but complex process of exploring and designing locally produced aquafeeds. Watch our video on sustainable aquaculture in the open ocean here: https://youtu.be/o6W9ht4DPB8

    SLFM: A curious journey

    SLFM: A curious journey

    Following his passion, curiosity and interest led statistical scientist Tom Moore into a varied science career. Fellow scientist and Scigest host Susan Thomson speaks to Tom as he recounts his transition from freshwater ecology and parasitic vampire freshwater mussels to applying data techniques to get the most out of the information collected by scientists.
    To learn more about Tom's research head to his website www.mooreecology.com

    SS: The Future Orchard

    SS: The Future Orchard

    Improving efficiency of fruit production on the minimum amount of land while reducing inputs on the orchard is vital for the longevity and sustainability of the fruit tree industries around the world. Scientist and podcaster Rebecca Bloomer speaks to fruit crops physiology scientist, Ben van Hooijdonk about a new system called Future Orchard Production Systems or FOPS that fulfils many of these requirements with impressive yield results so far. Here is a short video explaining the FOPS system: https://youtu.be/4kGuMkHjS6E and this videos shows Ben recently harvesting fruit from our FOPS orchard: https://youtu.be/C4-eNrMFRzE

    SMAS: Future of Food

    SMAS: Future of Food

    How we grow, buy, eat and even value our food is changing.
    In our 100th Scigest podcast Ian Proudfoot, KPMG Global Head of Agribusiness, and our CEO David Hughes discuss the future of food, how value creation and different technologies and approaches can help create a sustainable, resilient food system that works for everyone.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

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Learning and Entrerainment

I always find this podcast entertaining, and many times I end up learning something. The most important is that it reminds me to when I was at uni, so I quite like that.

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