Friday, 05 June 2015 15:16

New TB test shows encouraging signs

A new test for bovine TB developed by AgResearch is said to be attracting international attention.

Published in Farm Health
Sunday, 31 May 2015 16:00

The great Kiwi earthworm survey

AgResearch scientists want farmer help to better understand the distribution of one of the little known heroes of New Zealand agricultural production.

Published in Farm Health

A product containing a natural insecticide to fight one of New Zealand’s worst farm insect pests is a step closer following several years of research and trials by AgResearch.

Published in Farm Health

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