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Major methanogen milestone

Friday, 5 September 2014, 10:08 am | AgResearch

AgResearch scientists and US researchers are one step closer in their work to reduce methane emissions from sheep. More >>

University decision a crucial step forward for Lincoln Hub

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 3:33 pm | AgResearch

The Lincoln Hub partners have welcomed the Minister for Science and Innovation and Tertiary Education’s announcement of the Government’s agreement in principle to provide funding towards the rebuilding of science facilities at Lincoln University. ... More >>

Clue to late puberty in sheep discovered by AgResearch

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 10:40 am | AgResearch

A needle-in-a-haystack search for the genetic cause of delayed puberty in a flock of Romney ewes has paid off for a team of AgResearch scientists. More >>

CARLA could soon help combat goat parasites

Friday, 27 June 2014, 11:45 am | AgResearch

A saliva test successfully used for selecting sheep with enhanced protective immunity to internal parasites may soon be also helping to increase the productivity and profitability of goat farming. More >>

Discovery already returning millions to NZ sheep farming

Friday, 6 June 2014, 9:07 am | AgResearch

An enormous international effort to map the sheep genome, which has been published today [6 June 2014], has already had very valuable spin-offs for New Zealand agriculture. More >>

Sale of Agresearch Flock House Farm Confirmed

Wednesday, 4 June 2014, 3:37 pm | AgResearch

AgResearch has completed the sale of its Flock House farm near Bulls to Rangitīkei-based Iwi Ngā Wairiki - Ngāti Apa for an undisclosed sum. More >>

AgResearch commences design phase: commits to future

Thursday, 29 May 2014, 12:58 pm | AgResearch

AgResearch is commencing the design phase of the $100 million investment to revitalise its capabilities and resources and deliver better science to New Zealand. More >>

Black beetle numbers on the rise

Monday, 5 May 2014, 3:11 pm | AgResearch

AgResearch scientists warn that one more mild winter could result in a population explosion of black beetle. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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