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
Thursday, 26 October 2017 14:55

Fencing works, but more needed

Fencing waterways is proven as effective in combating the risk of contamination in waterways.

Published in General News

A ground breaking ceremony at Lincoln University has marked the start of work on the new $206 million joint facility to house AgResearch and Lincoln University researchers, students and staff.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 14:55

A wake-up call for biosecurity

Tiny creatures in soil that attack plants have been seen to survive for at least three years stored in dry conditions in a recent AgResearch study.

Published in General News
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