The proposed Southern Dairy Hub is closer to fruition, thanks to strong support from farmers and businesses.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 12:59

Pasture pest under probe

Fresh research by AgResearch scientists will help unlock mysteries about a serious West Coast agricultural pest and allow farmers to make better management decisions and potentially save money.

Published in Agribusiness

Hot, muggy conditions this year were a pointed reminder to dairy farmers to breed animals more tolerant of facial eczema (FE) and more resistant to the disease long-term, says CRV Ambreed.

Published in Farm Health
Saturday, 21 March 2015 00:00

The place of bio- control agents

Former AgResearch scientist Tom Fraser, who ran the recent field day, says there is a lot of potential for biological control, but it can be very slow.

Published in Management
Thursday, 12 March 2015 16:02

Nitrogen in effluent: fresher is better

The fresher the better, according to new research which shows available nitrogen from farm dairy effluent diminishes the longer the effluent is stored.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 12:09

Southern hub urges farmers to listen

Farmers are being invited to Southern Dairy Hub information meetings to hear about the proposal and its possible benefits.

Published in Agribusiness
Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00

A lifetime dedicated to lupin research

Research on lupin in New Zealand is dominated by one man’s work: Tekapo resident and former Agresearch scientist David Scott.

Published in Management
Friday, 16 January 2015 15:23

AgResearch scientist gets top Chinese award

AgResearch scientist Dr Phil Rolston has been awarded the Chinese government's most prestigious science award for his contributions to agriculture in China.

Published in General News
Thursday, 20 November 2014 00:00

No longer business as usual at AgResearch

INVERMAY AND AgResearch continue to be a worry. The Rural News headline ‘Call for head’s head’ reports that Minister Steven Joyce is referring stakeholder concerns about the Future Footprint Proposal (FFP) for Invermay to the AgResearch board. As the board approved the actions in the first place, the likelihood of anything changing is slim. 

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 09:48

Promising feed efficiency findings

FOR ALL the talk about feed efficiency in the sheep industry it’s actually a trait with little science to support it when it comes to grazing animals, a review of the international literature by AgResearch has found.

Published in Farm Health