Wednesday, 16 May 2018 08:55

Changes may lead to unforeseen problems

Imposing changes on farming without considering wider issues such as economic and community impacts could cause unforeseen problems out ahead, says Robyn Dynes, science impact leader, AgResearch.

Published in General News
Thursday, 12 April 2018 14:55

Plantain can help reduce emissions

Using an alternative plant type like plantain in grazed pastures could help lower a farm’s greenhouse gas emissions, AgResearch scientists have found.

Published in Management
Friday, 23 March 2018 09:55

Sheep milking serious business

The sheep milk industry has made huge strides in the last four years, says Massey University associate professor Craig Prichard.

Published in General News
Thursday, 01 March 2018 12:59

Sensors joining the mob to guard waterways

AgResearch says it has developed world-leading sensors to better understand how nitrogen is being excreted by cows, and so how best to tackle its effects on the environment.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 15 February 2018 14:55

$45 million research centre underway

Work has begun on a new $45 million food research facility to support New Zealand’s exports.

Published in General News
Friday, 09 February 2018 12:55

Heat brings challenges for livestock

High temperatures and humidity are prompting questions about farm animals’ production, along with their welfare, AgResearch says.

Published in Farm Health

The future of food – especially the emergence of ‘synthetic foods’ and what this might mean for New Zealand as a major food producer – has been prominent in media and barbecue conversations this summer.

Published in Opinion
Friday, 19 January 2018 14:44

Record temperatures bring challenges

With New Zealand experiencing record-breaking heatwaves this summer, AgResearch scientists say farmed animals can be susceptible and the pressure is on farmers to manage it.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 12:55

Capture the value of grass

A big challenge New Zealand faces is capturing the value consumers place on grass-fed products, says NZ Grassland Association president Dr David Stevens, a senior scientist at AgResearch.

Published in General News
Friday, 10 November 2017 09:55

Mapping the shift to digital farming

AgResearch says it is starting a big programme to prepare New Zealand for the new era of digital agriculture.

Published in Agribusiness