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Economic impact of weeds far greater than estimate

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 12:40 pm | AgResearch

The true cost of weeds to New Zealand’s agricultural economy is likely to be far higher than previous research would suggest, according to a new study funded by AgResearch. More >>

Praise for former Chair as board enters new era

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 10:58 am | AgResearch

AgResearch’s new Chair Jeff Grant has paid tribute to his predecessor Sam Robinson for an outstanding nine years leading the organisation through some of its biggest ever change. “Sam has led from the front in advocating for the important science ... More >>

Spotlight on benefits of pre-lamb drenching

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 2:25 pm | AgResearch

Latest research is challenging the popular belief that drenching ewes around the time of lambing will consistently provide production and financial benefit, AgResearch scientists say. At the recent Beef + Lamb New Zealand AgInnovation conference in ... More >>

Getting farm animals through the winter chill

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 11:01 am | AgResearch

As people hunker down for another cold New Zealand winter, challenging times also lie ahead for animals exposed to the elements out on farms. More >>

Guarding against doomsday for our plant species

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 12:14 pm | AgResearch

AgResearch has deposited a collection of seeds in a remote Arctic doomsday vault to guard against the loss of plant species in war, disease or disaster striking New Zealand. More >>

AgResearch helping people to breathe easier

Friday, 28 April 2017, 11:29 am | AgResearch

28 April 2017 AgResearch helping people to breathe easier With air quality an increasing concern for people around the world, AgResearch is doing its part in the development of innovative pollution masks that protect the everyday health of users. AgResearch ... More >>

New guidance for West Coast farmers on pests

Monday, 3 April 2017, 12:08 pm | AgResearch

AgResearch scientists are set to present new guidance to West Coast farmers on dealing with some of the region’s worst pests after years of in-depth research alongside locals. More >>

Strong environmental gains on farm show opportunities

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 2:09 pm | AgResearch

Substantial reductions in the intensity of greenhouse gas emissions at a South Canterbury farm show environmental gains can be made hand in hand with a farm’s growth, scientists say. More >>

Growing sheep milk industry bolstered by science

Monday, 13 March 2017, 11:32 am | AgResearch

New research is adding weight to the benefits of sheep milk as New Zealand’s industry continues to expand its base and reach to the world. More >>

Endangered beetle vs ‘unholy alliance’ of rabbits & redbacks

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 11:39 am | AgResearch

An “unholy alliance” between rabbits and Australian redback spiders is threatening the existence of an endangered New Zealand species, a study led by AgResearch has shown. More >>

NZ to benefit from new science links to China

Friday, 17 February 2017, 1:21 pm | AgResearch

AgResearch intends to form a joint international research centre with China’s largest state–owned food company and largest university research department specialising in food science and nutrition. More >>

Study of mutant sheep provides exciting new opportunities

Friday, 10 February 2017, 11:17 am | AgResearch

Research into “mutant” sheep has AgResearch scientists eyeing up a greater understanding of what makes human hair curly or straight, and the potential for innovative new wool products. Commonly known as Felting Lustre mutants, these sheep are rare and ... More >>

Exploring emotions down on the farm

Monday, 19 December 2016, 11:07 am | AgResearch

AgResearch scientists are doing some ground-breaking work into the emotions of livestock, and what this means for the way the animals are farmed. More >>

New international science links to benefit New Zealand

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 11:37 am | AgResearch

New relationships forged between AgResearch and key overseas science organisations will provide a host of valuable opportunities for New Zealand, says Chief Executive Tom Richardson. More >>

Huge savings for economy from humble wasp

Friday, 2 December 2016, 1:05 pm | AgResearch

A humble Irish wasp has saved New Zealand almost half a billion dollars, AgResearch estimates. More >>

Wool as a `last line of defence’

Friday, 18 November 2016, 12:41 pm | AgResearch

AgResearch scientists have been putting the heat on wool garments to see what level of fire protection they can provide to those in the armed forces or emergency services. More >>

Online tool boosts fight against costly pests and weeds

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 12:02 pm | AgResearch

A free online tool used in the fight against invasive pests and weeds is experiencing a surge in new interest as farmers seek to ward off infestations that can mean millions of dollars in lost earnings. More >>

Joint project delivers Southland dairy research hub

Tuesday, 4 October 2016, 2:05 pm | AgResearch

A joint AgResearch, DairyNZ and Southern Dairy Development Trust initiative has created a new dairy development and research farm in Southland, which will address the sector’s specific challenges through on-site science and innovation. More >>

Getting better reproductive performance from hoggets

Thursday, 31 March 2016, 10:53 am | AgResearch

Reproduction Team Leader Dr Sara Edwards says a lot of work has been done to try to improve efficiency of hogget lambing using management practices, but the underlying questions remained as to what was going wrong and why the reproductive performance ... More >>

Research to set NZ sheep milk apart

Tuesday, 15 March 2016, 12:33 pm | AgResearch

New Zealand’s sheep milk industry is set to benefit from ground-breaking research by AgResearch. More >>

 

 

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