Friday, 26 October 2018 10:55

Benchmarking key to plant breeding

Plant breeding research for pastoral farming has shifted from the likes of AgResearch to private institutions, says Derek Woodfield, GM research and development, PGG Wrightson Seeds.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 14:55

Huge cost of pasture pests

Grass grub and porina are causing $2.3 billion of damage to New Zealand pastures annually, according to an AgResearch study.

Published in General News
Friday, 21 September 2018 09:55

Ag sector ready to tackle challenges

OPINION: Two important pieces of work released in the last couple of weeks bring into clear focus the challenge New Zealand faces in its greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.

Published in Opinion
Thursday, 13 September 2018 09:55

Are your cows lying down enough?

We all know how important it is to get eight hours sleep, and while cows have different sleep patterns from us, they do need to spend a similar amount of time lying down. 

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 10:55

Cows emitting less nitrogen

New research into genetics and breeding could lead to New Zealand raising livestock with lower nitrogen emissions and so lower greenhouse gas effects. 

Published in General News
Monday, 13 August 2018 09:02

GM grass may provide answers

A New Zealand-developed genetically modified ryegrass has reached an important milestone, entering a full growing trial in the US.

Published in Management
Thursday, 26 July 2018 07:55

Key step in GM ryegrass trial

A newly developed genetically modified ryegrass could be a game-changer for farming, says AgResearch.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 14:55

Give him a shout on velvetleaf eradication

Farm biosecurity in New Zealand needs to take a quantum leap forward whether for velvetleaf or any other threat, says AgResearch senior scientist Trevor James.

Published in General News

A three-year research project to try to discover whether grass-fed Wagyu beef has significant health benefits is in its final stages.

Published in Management
Saturday, 30 June 2018 09:10

AgResearch takes full ownership of Farmax

Agricultural software company Farmax Ltd is now 100% owned by state-owned AgResearch.

The SOE says it has acquired the shares of Brownrigg Agriculture, and Phil Tither, of AgFirst.

Published in General News
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