Saturday, 19 August 2017 09:55

Science helping farms combat wet conditions

An expert in dairy production systems says farmers now have more science based tools to help them deal with the very wet conditions occurring in many regions, but good farm management still has a big role.

Published in Management
Friday, 28 July 2017 07:32

Weed whack exceeds $1b estimate

The true cost of weeds to New Zealand’s agricultural economy is likely far higher than previous research suggests, according to a new study funded by AgResearch.

Published in Management

The idea of virtual fencing has been around for 20 years, but AgResearch believes its time has come and will soon start testing an Australian product.

Published in Management

The idea of virtual fencing has been around for 20 years, but AgResearch believes its time has come and will soon start testing an Australian product.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 04 July 2017 10:55

Military cameras help red meat

Cameras used by the military are helping the New Zealand red meat sector produce premium lamb products.

Published in General News
Friday, 16 June 2017 07:55

Plantain emerging from the shadows

Nitrogen entering the soil from the urine of cows is a big problem.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 14:55

Hanging out for GM forage

Farmers hearing about the potentially huge benefits of genetically modified forage being developed by AgResearch are incredulous that it could be years -- if ever – before they can get their hands on it.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 12:35

Mutant sheep answer to wool’s woes?

Research into mutant sheep with the naturally occurring trait of straight rather than crimped wool may lead to new potential for wool, says AgResearch scientist Jeff Plowman.

Published in General News
Thursday, 09 February 2017 14:32

Higher temperatures mean more worm risks

Parasites in sheep will become more of a problem for New Zealand farmers as temperatures rise with climate change, says AgResearch principal scientist John McEwan.

Published in Farm Health
Monday, 19 December 2016 14:53

Exploring emotions on the farm

AgResearch scientists are doing some ground-breaking work into the emotions of livestock.

Published in General News