Effect of Postharvest Defoliation on Carbon and Nitrogen Resources of High-Yielding Sauvignon blanc Grapevines

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Press Release July 2017

Weather Data summary for July 2017 for the Blenheim Meteorological station located at the Grovetown Park campus of the Marlborough Research Centre.  July 2017 recorded very close to average air temperature, rainfall, sunshine and number of frosts  Rainfall Total rainfall … Continue reading

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Press Release June 2017

Weather Data summary for June 2017 for the Blenheim Meteorological station located at the Grovetown Park campus of the Marlborough Research Centre. June 2017 mean temperature was close to average. June recorded 10 ground frosts and one air frost. Sunshine … Continue reading

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Press Release May 2017

Weather Data summary for May 2017 for the Blenheim Meteorological station located at the Grovetown Park campus of the Marlborough Research Centre. May 2017 recorded well above average sunshine, cooler than average temperature and slightly below average rainfall Sunshine 205.4 … Continue reading

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Press Release April 2017

Weather Data summary for April 2017 for the Blenheim Meteorological station located at Grovetown Park Campus of the Marlborough Research Centre. April 2017 was warm, overcast with high rainfall and calm. However, April was a month of two distinct halves. … Continue reading

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Press Release March 2017

Weather Data summary for March 2017 for the Blenheim Meteorological station located at Grovetown Park. 200.7 hours sunshine for March is 91% of the long term average for March of 220.2 hours (1930-2016). March 2016 recorded 241.9 hours sunshine. March … Continue reading

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Press Release February 2017

Meteorological data summary for February 2017 and the three months of summer (December to February) for the Blenheim Meteorological station located at the Grovetown Park campus of the Marlborough Research Centre.  Sunshine 246.3 hours sunshine for February is 108% of … Continue reading

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Press Release January 2017

Meteorological data summary for January 2017 for the Blenheim Meteorological station located at the Grovetown Park campus of the Marlborough Research Centre. Sunshine 282 hours sunshine for January is 108% of the long term average for January of 261.6 hours. … Continue reading

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Press Release December 2016

Meteorological data summary for December 2016 and Annual Summary for 2016, for the Blenheim Weather station located at the Grovetown Park campus of the Marlborough Research Centre.  Weekly temperatures, rainfall and sunshine during December 2016   Mean Max (°C) Mean … Continue reading

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Press Release November 2016

Meteorological data summary for November 2016 for the Blenheim Meteorological station located at the Grovetown Park campus of the Marlborough Research Centre.  Sunshine 232.3 hours sunshine for November is 97% of the long term average for November of 239.6 hours. … Continue reading

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Press Release October 2016

Meteorological data summary for October 2016 for the Blenheim Meteorological station located at the Grovetown Park campus of the Marlborough Research Centre. October 2016 was warm, with average sunshine hours and rainfall, and well below average wind-run. Sunshine 233.9 hours … Continue reading

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Press Release September 2016

Met Data summary for September 2016 for the Blenheim Meteorological station located at the Grovetown Park campus of the Marlborough Research Centre. Sunshine 164.9 hours sunshine for September is 85% of the long term average for September of 193 hours. … Continue reading

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Press Release August 2016

Weather Data summary for August 2016 for the Blenheim Meteorological station located at the Grovetown Park campus of the Marlborough Research Centre. August 2016 was a month of two halves; the first half was cold and sunny, recording the majority … Continue reading

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Press Release July 2016

Weather Data summary for July 2016 for the Blenheim Meteorological station located at the Grovetown Park campus of the Marlborough Research Centre.  July 2016 was  Rainfall Total rainfall of 34.8 mm was 55% of the long term average for July … Continue reading

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Press Release June 2016

Weather Data summary for June 2016 for the Blenheim Meteorological station located at the Grovetown Park campus of the Marlborough Research Centre. June 2016 was warmer than normal. However, June still recorded 10 ground frosts and 1 air frosts. Rainfall … Continue reading

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Press Release May 2016

Weather Data summary for May 2016 for the Blenheim Meteorological station located at the Grovetown Park campus of the Marlborough Research Centre. May 2016 was a month of two very distinct halves. The first half of May was very warm … Continue reading

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Press Release April 2016

Weather Data summary for April 2016 for the Blenheim Meteorological station located at Grovetown Park Campus of the Marlborough Research Centre. April 2015 was very sunny, dry and warm Sunshine 238.3 hours sunshine for April was 127% of the long-term … Continue reading

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Press Release March 2016

Weather Data summary for March 2016 for the Blenheim Meteorological station located at Grovetown Park. 241.9 hours sunshine for March is 105% of the long term average for March of 230.9 hours (1986-2015). March 2015 recorded 244.7 hours sunshine. March … Continue reading

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Press Release January 2016

Meteorological data summary for January 2016 for the Blenheim Meteorological station located at the Grovetown Park campus of the Marlborough Research Centre. Sunshine 232.8 hours sunshine for January is 89% of the long term average for January of 262 hours. … Continue reading

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Press Release December 2015

Meteorological data summary for December 2015 and Annual Summary for 2015, for the Blenheim Weather station located at the Grovetown Park campus of the Marlborough Research Centre.  Sunshine Sunshine hour stats for December 2015 and the whole of 2015 at … Continue reading

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Press Release November 2015

Meteorological data summary for November 2015 for the Blenheim Meteorological station located at the Grovetown Park campus of the Marlborough Research Centre. Sunshine 280.4 hours sunshine for November is 117% of the long term average for November of 239.2 hours. … Continue reading

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Press Release October 2015

Meteorological data summary for October 2015 for the Blenheim Meteorological station located at the Grovetown Park campus of the Marlborough Research Centre. October 2015 was very sunny, very dry and warmer than average. Sunshine 271.7 hours sunshine for October was … Continue reading

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Industry Seminars and Workshops

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VineFacts Information Services

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Phenological Monitoring

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Marlborough Meteorological Services

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Press Release September 2015

Met Data summary for September 2015 for the Blenheim Meteorological station located at the Grovetown Park campus of the Marlborough Research Centre. Sunshine 225.3 hours sunshine for September is 117% of the long term average for September of 193 hours; … Continue reading

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Press Release August 2015

Weather Data summary for August 2015 for the Blenheim Meteorological station located at the Grovetown Park campus of the Marlborough Research Centre. August 2015  August 2015 was slightly warmer and sunnier than average, and despite there being 12 rain days … Continue reading

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Press Release July 2015

Weather Data summary for July 2015 for the Blenheim Meteorological station located at the Grovetown Park campus of the Marlborough Research Centre. July 2015 was very sunny, slightly cooler than average, with just over half the normal rainfall Rainfall Total … Continue reading

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Press Release June 2015

Weather Data summary for June 2015 for the Blenheim Meteorological station located at the Grovetown Park campus of the Marlborough Research Centre. June 2015 was slightly warmer than normal. However, June still recorded 13 ground frosts and 5 air frosts. … Continue reading

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Press Release May 2015

Weather Data summary for May 2015 for the Blenheim Meteorological station located at the Grovetown Park campus of the Marlborough Research Centre. May 2015 was much drier, a lot sunnier and slightly warmer than average. The drought continues Sunshine 214.5 … Continue reading

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Influence of retained node number on Sauvignon Blanc grapevine vegetative growth and yield

Greven, M.M., Bennett, J.S. and Neal, S.M.

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Comprehensive lipidome profiling of Sauvignon blanc grape juice

Tumanov, S., Y. Zubenko, M. Greven, D.R. Greenwood, V. Shmanai and S.G. Villas-Boas

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The influence of retained node number on Sauvignon blanc grapevine phenology in cool climate viticulture

Greven, M.M., Hall, A., Neal, S.M. and Bennett, J.S.

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Press Release April 2015

Weather Data summary for April 2015 for the Blenheim Meteorological station located at Grovetown Park Campus of the Marlborough Research Centre. Sunshine 162.5 hours sunshine for April was 87% of the long-term average for April of 187 hours; i.e. 24.5 … Continue reading

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Press Release March 2015

Weather Data summary for March 2015 for the Blenheim Meteorological station located at Grovetown Park. 244.7 hours sunshine for March is 106% of the long term average for March of 230.5 hours (1986-2014). March 2014 recorded 232.8 hours sunshine. March … Continue reading

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Press Release February 2015

Meteorological data summary for February 2015 and the three months of summer (December to February) for the Blenheim Meteorological station located at the Grovetown Park campus of the Marlborough Research Centre. Sunshine 264.4 hours sunshine for February is 117% of … Continue reading

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mFBI Workshop

4 March 2015

MRC Theatre 3.00 – 5.00pm 85 Budge Street, Blenheim Our first Cluster meeting for the year is Wednesday 4th March from 3-5pm followed by networking and refreshments.  The programme is:  Mitchell Lee who is on a fixed term contract at … Continue reading

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Press Release January 2015

Meteorological data summary for January 2015 for the Blenheim Meteorological station located at the Grovetown Park campus of the Marlborough Research Centre. Sunshine 297.0 hours sunshine for January is 114% of the long term average for January of 261 hours. … Continue reading

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Bio-resource Processing Alliance Workshop

18 February 2015

This workshop will be taking place in Marlborough on Wednesday 18th February that may be of interest to you or any of your team who are interested in opportunities to add value to low value by-products or waste streams arising … Continue reading

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Press Release December 2014

Meteorological data summary for December 2014 for the Blenheim Meteorological station located at the Grovetown Park campus of the Marlborough Research Centre. Table 1: Weekly sunshine, rainfall and temperatures during December 2014 Sun (hours) Rain (mm) Mean Max (°C) Mean … Continue reading

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Press Release November 2014

Meteorological data summary for November 2014 for the Blenheim Meteorological station located at the Grovetown Park campus of the Marlborough Research Centre. Sunshine 293.1 hours sunshine for November is 123% of the long term average for November of 238.8 hours. … Continue reading

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The Effect of Culture and Expertise on Perceived Wine Quality

3 December 2014

Topic           The Effect of Culture and Expertise on Perceived Wine Quality Speaker       Dr Dominique Valentin Date             Wednesday 3rd December 2014 Overview of presentation: What makes a quality wine? Are some wines objectively “better” quality than others? Is wine quality a universal … Continue reading

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Press Release October 2014

Meteorological data summary for October 2014 for the Blenheim Meteorological station located at the Grovetown Park campus of the Marlborough Research Centre. Sunshine 268.1 hours sunshine for October is 119% of the long-term average for October of 225 hours (1986-2013). … Continue reading

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Press Release September 2014

Met Data summary for September 2014 for the Blenheim Meteorological station located at the Grovetown Park campus of the Marlborough Research Centre. Sunshine 196.7 hours sunshine for September is 102% of the long term average for September of 193 hours; … Continue reading

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Mapping the Weather, Climate and Grapevine Flowering in Marlborough

10th November 2014

Speakers    Andy Sturman, Eila Gendig and Marwan Katurji, University of Canterbury Mike Trought and Amber Parker, Plant & Food Research   Overview               Powerpoint Presentations

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Marlborough Food & Beverage Innovation Cluster Article in the Marlborough Express

To coincide with the First Anniversary of the Marlborough Food & Beverage Innovation Cluster, The Marlborough Express published a 2 page spread about the endeavour. Click on the links below to see article.

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MRC Business Forum

6th November 2014

The Marlborough Food & Beverage Innovation Cluster in Association with Massey University, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and ANZ Bank   Thursday 6th November 3pm – 5pm See attached details    

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Governor General and Lady Janine Visit to MRC

Governor-General of New Zealand | Facebook Marlborough is showing the way with collaborative, innovative approaches by industry. Today the Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae, met representatives of the Top of the South Aviation Cluster and the Marlborough Food and Beverage Innovation … Continue reading

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Press Release August 2014

Weather Data summary for August 2014 for the Blenheim Meteorological station located at the Grovetown Park campus of the Marlborough Research Centre. August 2014  August 2014 was very dry and cool with average sunshine hours Temperature Mean temperature of 8.6°C … Continue reading

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