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Science Helps To Cook The ‘perfect Steak’; Artificial Intelligence Used To Create Unique Recipes

Wednesday, 14 July 2021, 1:35 pm | AgResearch

AgResearch scientists have taken their skills into the kitchen to identify the ideal cooking conditions for the ‘perfect steak’; while also harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to create new food combinations and recipes. Working ... More >>

Machine Learning Aids Insights Into Cows’ Sleep

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 11:52 am | AgResearch

Just like humans, our dairy cows need their sleep; but AgResearch scientists have had to get innovative with new technologies to better understand the quality of shut-eye the animals are getting. Research into the sleep of cows is seen by researchers as ... More >>

Resilient Kiwi Spirit Kept Agriculture Strong Through Pandemic

Monday, 21 December 2020, 2:10 pm | AgResearch

Kiwi ingenuity and a drive to “make it work” have been pivotal in New Zealand’s agriculture sector getting through the COVID-19 pandemic with relatively little impact, according to a new study by AgResearch and its partners. Farmers and others working ... More >>

Research Funded To Unlock Seaweed’s Potential As New `superfood’

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 11:44 am | AgResearch

It is far from a staple on most Kiwi dinner tables, but AgResearch scientists are aiming to unlock the potential of seaweed as a go-to food with proven health benefits. And they have enlisted the services a of a world-class chef to help them do it. The ... More >>

Newly Funded Research Aims To Slash Waiting Time For COVID-19 Results

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 11:20 am | AgResearch

A new method to screen for COVID-19 infections could slash the current turnaround time of around 24 to 48 hours to just a few minutes, AgResearch scientists say. AgResearch is leading the research into this method - with support from fellow Crown Research ... More >>

Building To Help With Export Sector’s Recovery

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 3:38 pm | AgResearch

AgResearch chairman Dr Paul Reynolds said the Government’s capital contribution of $45 million towards a new education, science and innovation precinct in Lincoln is a huge boost for New Zealand’s COVID 19 recovery plan and the contribution to ... More >>

New ‘app’ To Help Farmers Manage Weeds

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 1:08 pm | AgResearch

Farmers can now measure and, as a result, better manage weeds on their property with the help of a phone app developed by AgResearch. The ‘Grassland Cover Estimator App’ provides an estimate of the percentage of a paddock that is occupied by a ... More >>

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 >>