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Project management appointment to progress AgResearch plans

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 1:31 pm | AgResearch

New Zealand’s agricultural and food innovation hubs are one step closer to reality with the appointment of a leading project management firm. AgResearch has appointed Christchurch-based The Project Office, to plan and manage the delivery of its campus ... More >>

Appointment to progress AgResearch campus hub plans

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 1:30 pm | AgResearch

New Zealand’s agricultural and food innovation hubs are one step closer to reality with the appointment of a leading project management firm. More >>

Bumper summer for native moth

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 1:15 pm | AgResearch

Farmers in the North Island are reporting to AgResearch plantain crop damage from a normally benign New Zealand native. More >>

Purple petunias reveal all

Monday, 24 March 2014, 11:28 am | AgResearch

A team of New Zealand researchers from AgResearch and Plant & Food Research has unlocked an elaborate code to discover how coloured pigments in plants form. More >>

NZ genetics expertise harnessed for Icelandic salmon health

Friday, 21 February 2014, 1:11 pm | AgResearch

One of the world’s leading salmon egg producers is working with AgResearch to develop genomic selection in Atlantic salmon. Icelandic company Stofnfiskur HF and AgResearch, New Zealand’s pastoral crown research institute, are working together to help increase ... More >>

Advancing New Zealand’s genetic research

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 4:01 pm | AgResearch

Scientists from around New Zealand are gathering in Palmerston North today and tomorrow for a workshop hosted by AgResearch which aims to advance the contribution of genetic research to the New Zealand economy. More >>

Award hat trick for AgResearch scientists

Friday, 24 January 2014, 11:28 am | AgResearch

An AgResearch scientist has become the third at the institute to win a prestigious pastoral science award. Emeritus Professor Syd Easton, who is based at the AgResearch Grasslands campus in Palmerston North, was awarded the Ray Brougham Trophy for his ... More >>

Irish wasp may need help moving west

Thursday, 16 January 2014, 4:23 pm | AgResearch

Increasing clover root weevil populations are being seen on the West Coast, but the AgResearch-introduced biocontrol is hot on its tail. More >>

Brown fat measurement could offer key to lamb survival

Tuesday, 14 January 2014, 12:12 pm | AgResearch

Not all fats are created equal, and work by AgResearch is looking into how this knowledge can help reduce lamb deaths. More >>

$200,000 win for dogma defying project

Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 10:01 am | AgResearch

AgResearch has invested $200,000 to help further a dogma-defying science project. The project, which challenged the way experts had always thought fungus grew within plants, was the first recipient of the annual AgResearch Science Prize. More >>

Nematode name 50 years in the making

Thursday, 7 November 2013, 10:34 am | AgResearch

Advances in technology and international expertise have finally enabled the formal description and naming of a New Zealand nematode, more than 50 years after its original discovery. More >>

Mars to Manawatu for robotic rover project

Thursday, 31 October 2013, 12:24 pm | AgResearch

An AgResearch team has taken some extra-terrestrial inspiration to help take the pain out of intensive pasture management. More >>

Positive Discussions Will Deliver Value for Farmers

Thursday, 10 October 2013, 4:19 pm | AgResearch

AgResearch is confident that discussions with regional leaders today will help create more value for Otago and Southland farmers, as well as wider New Zealand. More >>

Further development of AgResearch’s campuses

Thursday, 26 September 2013, 4:44 pm | AgResearch

AgResearch has concluded the staff consultation phase of its plans to reinvest $100 million in its campus infrastructure. More >>

Clostridium botulinum research undertaken for Fonterra

Thursday, 5 September 2013, 4:58 pm | AgResearch

Contrary to some statements in the media, AgResearch did not confirm the presence of Clostridium botulinum in the isolates provided by Fonterra, but reported that the research had potentially detected Clostridium botulinum and recommended that ... More >>

AgResearch Statement on MPI Whey Protein Report

Wednesday, 28 August 2013, 7:12 pm | AgResearch

A spokesperson for AgResearch said: “We have today received correspondence from Fonterra in relation to testing carried out by AgResearch for Fonterra. More >>

AgResearch Plans Its Future Footprint

Wednesday, 31 July 2013, 11:27 am | AgResearch

The country’s largest Crown Research Institute, AgResearch, has released further details of its plans to reinvest $100 million into its campus facilities and resources. More >>

Trial suggests winter management can cut runoff losses

Tuesday, 9 July 2013, 11:31 am | AgResearch

An AgResearch study in South Otago has indicated that simple and low cost management techniques can significantly reduce overland flow and contaminant losses from winter forage crop paddocks. More >>

AgResearch at Fieldays – creating a premium for NZ exports

Monday, 10 June 2013, 3:04 pm | AgResearch

Opportunities to assess your pasture, check out the latest endophyte technology, and sample delicious added-value beef products are all on offer at AgResearch’s stand at the National Agricultural Fieldays at Mystery Creek this year. More >>

Iron-Grabber Important for Endophyte Survival

Monday, 27 May 2013, 10:27 am | AgResearch

Iron-Grabber Important for Endophyte Survival Scientists at New Zealand’s largest Crown Research Institute, AgResearch, have made a crucial discovery on what makes endophytes succeed in ryegrass. In a paper recently published in the prestigious ... More >>

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