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HME ryegrass making steady progress

Wednesday, 28 August 2019, 10:20 am | AgResearch

AgResearch’s development of a new generation grass is making steady progress. AgResearch principal scientist Dr Greg Bryan recently returned from the United States where the Crown Research Institute is conducting field trials of the genetically ... More >>

Survey reveals the nation's appetite for eating insects

Monday, 22 July 2019, 10:25 am | AgResearch

When it comes to eating insects, New Zealanders like them crunchy and if given a choice would opt to eat a black field cricket before other creepy-crawlies, according to a new AgResearch report that explores the nation’s appetite for insects. More >>

Important break-through for agricultural methane mitigation

Monday, 1 July 2019, 11:54 am | AgResearch

An international collaboration led by New Zealand scientists has made an important discovery in the quest to help lower methane emissions from animals. The findings have just been published online in the respected International Society for Microbial ... More >>

AgResearch wins supreme Fieldays award

Friday, 14 June 2019, 12:22 pm | AgResearch

AgResearch and three other Crown Research Institute collaborators have won the overall Supreme Site Award for Best Stand at National Fieldays. More >>

Helping farmers see the future

Monday, 10 June 2019, 12:24 pm | AgResearch

AgResearch is “helping farmers see the future” thanks to a new partnership with Animation Research Limited (ARL), the Kiwi company that revolutionised America’s Cup sports broadcasting. More >>

New machine to help export traceability

Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 9:00 am | AgResearch

AgResearch is developing a method of giving New Zealand exports a “unique fingerprint” that scientifically proves their provenance and could be used to deter supply-chain fraud. More >>

Prime arable and grazing research station for sale

Friday, 18 January 2019, 2:41 pm | AgResearch

After 72 years of contributing to local and regional research, AgResearch’s grazing and arable Research Station at Winchmore, North-West of Ashburton is to be sold. More >>

Reindeer welfare must be a priority, experts say

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 1:50 pm | AgResearch

AgResearch is urging strict adherence to welfare standards for the hard-working reindeer this holiday season. As experts in both deer research and welfare, AgResearch scientists have noted the crucial role of the reindeer is often overlooked at this busy time ... More >>

Joint facility construction facing a delay

Friday, 7 December 2018, 4:04 pm | AgResearch

Lincoln University and AgResearch have been advised by government that more time is required to assess the current business case for construction of their new joint facility. This means the current proposal could not progress before March, when the ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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