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​AgResearch is one of New Zealand's leading research organisations.
Our purpose is to enhance the value, productivity and profitability of New Zealand’s pastoral, agri-food and agri-technology sector value-chains to contribute to economic growth and beneficial environmental and social outcomes for New Zealand. 
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New PestWeb website

PestWeb is a free tool to assist New Zealand farmers and agricultural professionals in decision-making regarding weed and pest identification, biology, impact and management.

Major methanogen milestone 

5 September 2014

AgResearch scientists and US researchers are one step closer in their work to reduce methane emissions from sheep. ​They have identified microbial differences in the rumens of sheep with high or low methane emissions. The work is part of a Global Partnerships in Livestock Emissions Research project and has been carried out by the Rumen Microbiology team at AgResearch Grasslands in Palmerston North, and at the US Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute (JGI) in San Francisco, California... Read more >>

Fresh-cut pasture unique to NZ dairy goat industry

26 August 2014

AgResearch and the Dairy Goat Co-operative are holding a silage workshop at Ruakura on 9th September for farmers to find out more about the best practices for silage and forage supply for goats.... Read more >> 

Lincoln University decision a crucial step forward for Lincoln

17 July 2014

The Lincoln Hub partners have welcomed the Minister for Science and Innovation and Tertiary Education’s announcement of the Government’s agreement in principle to provide... Read more >> 

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