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PGG Wrightson Seeds development at Lincoln

Monday, 8 October 2018, 12:08 pm | AgResearch

A new building development by PGG Wrightson Seeds at AgResearch’s Lincoln campus is a significant step forward for both parties, and for the burgeoning research and innovation hub in the Canterbury town, leaders of the two organisations say. More >>

Pasture pests costing economy billions

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 12:07 pm | AgResearch

Pests most commonly targeting New Zealand’s pastures are costing the economy up to $2.3 billion a year, an AgResearch study has found. More >>

Sheep wool offers a source of healthier diets for our pets

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 1:06 pm | AgResearch

Sheep wool offers a source of healthier diets for our pets Proteins from wool can be added to the diets of animals to improve their health, AgResearch scientists have shown. The positive findings in the diets of domestic cats open up exciting possibilities ... More >>

AgResearch purchases full ownership of Farmax

Friday, 29 June 2018, 4:58 pm | AgResearch

AgResearch has taken full ownership of agricultural software company Farmax Ltd by acquiring the shares of Brownrigg Agriculture, and Phil Tither, of AgFirst. More >>

Benefits of sheep milk to be tested in ground-breaking trial

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 11:49 am | AgResearch

In what is believed to be a world first, AgResearch is about to begin a clinical trial to test the benefits of sheep milk for human digestion. More >>

Animal personality/mood study to give new welfare insights

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 10:21 am | AgResearch

New research exploring the moods and personalities of farm animals is being seen as an opportunity to better understand and enhance their welfare. More >>

Earlier detection a focus for tackling livestock disease

Friday, 1 June 2018, 12:10 pm | AgResearch

Earlier detection a focus for tackling livestock disease As the Government and farmers grapple with the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak facing New Zealand, AgResearch is working on developing new methods to detect diseases hidden at very low levels in livestock. More >>

Maori STEM Academy students blast off to NASA

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 5:57 pm | AgResearch

On Monday 16 April, 15 students from the Puhoro STEM Academy will be taking off to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Johnson Space Centre in Houston, as part of their ongoing science studies. More >>

Plantain shows potential for reducing greenhouse gas

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 11:29 am | AgResearch

Plantain shows potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions Using an alternative plant type like plantain in grazed pastures could help lower a farm’s greenhouse gas emissions, AgResearch scientists have found. More >>

New research uncovers the health effects of what we wear

Friday, 9 March 2018, 11:48 am | AgResearch

AgResearch scientists are shedding new light on the connection between what people wear and the health of their skin. More >>

World-leading sensors to guide action against contamination

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 11:28 am | AgResearch

AgResearch has developed world-leading sensors to better understand how nitrogen is being excreted by cows, and therefore how best to tackle the impacts on the environment. More >>

Work to begin on cutting-edge food research facility

Friday, 2 February 2018, 12:29 pm | AgResearch

A new food research facility supporting the future of New Zealand’s exports has reached an important milestone, with a contractor appointed and the construction process to start next week. The $45m AgResearch and Massey University Food Science ... More >>

Study probes clothing and carpet choices and effects

Monday, 29 January 2018, 10:59 am | AgResearch

As global concern grows about pollution of our oceans and effects on marine life and seafood, AgResearch is studying how different materials break down in the water to help keep consumers informed. More >>

Record temperatures bring challenges for livestock

Friday, 19 January 2018, 2:42 pm | AgResearch

With New Zealand experiencing record-breaking heatwaves this summer, AgResearch scientists say farmed animals can be susceptible and the pressure is on farmers to manage it. More >>

Use of grass fungi saving NZ billions

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 1:10 pm | AgResearch

Fungi that live within grasses are being harnessed by scientists to save the New Zealand economy billions of dollars. More >>

Food exports of the future

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 11:10 am | AgResearch

AgResearch scientists are leading new research that could revolutionise New Zealand foods - with new ways of boosting flavour and texture, and products designed to make our brains perform better. Supported by industry and research partners, AgResearch ... More >>

Preparing NZ for shift to digital agriculture

Friday, 13 October 2017, 10:34 am | AgResearch

AgResearch is entering into a major programme to prepare New Zealand for the new era of digital agriculture. More >>

Fencing of waterways an effective tool to combat pollution

Wednesday, 4 October 2017, 8:21 pm | AgResearch

Fencing of waterways an effective tool to combat pollution Fencing of waterways has proven very effective where it has been used to combat the risks of contamination from agriculture, AgResearch says. AgResearch’s Professor Rich McDowell, the chief ... More >>

Lasers from above to zap weeds

Wednesday, 4 October 2017, 11:32 am | AgResearch

Drone-mounted lasers could be used to zap weeds that are posing a billion-dollar problem for New Zealand agriculture, AgResearch scientists say. More >>

Decades old DNA match aids battle against pasture pests

Monday, 11 September 2017, 12:38 pm | AgResearch

AgResearch scientists tackling costly farm pests have shown their skills as amateur detectives, tracking down and using DNA from decades-old museum collections to prove their case. More >>

 

 

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