Steve Lewthwaite

Leader of the Plant & Food Research Potato Breeding Programme

Steve Lewthwaite is currently leader of the Plant & Food Research Potato Breeding Programme. He holds a PhD in Plant Science from Massey University, with a BSc (Hons) degree in Botany from the University of Otago. He has worked for the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, the Institute for Crop & Food Research and presently the Institute for Plant & Food Research. Steve is based at Pukekohe and has been involved with field crop research for almost 33 years, primarily within breeding programmes focused on kūmara and potato crops.


Wednesday, 26th July 2017
Breeding Update
02:20 PM  -  02:35 PM