Fencing of waterways an effective tool to combat pollution

Fencing of waterways has proven very effective where it has been used to combat the risks of contamination from agriculture, AgResearch says. AgResearch’s Professor Rich McDowell, the chief scientist for the Our Land and Water National Science Challenge, was speaking after the publication of a study looking at policies for fencing waterways on contamination loads […]

New international science links to benefit New Zealand

New relationships forged between AgResearch and key overseas science organisations will provide a host of valuable opportunities for New Zealand, says Chief Executive Tom Richardson. “The first is a new strategic partnership involving organisations from three other countries, where we can share our scientific gains and better grasp the opportunities that come along,” Dr Richardson […]

Work underway at Southern Dairy Hub

Leaders in government, the local dairy industry and the science community have gathered to mark progress at the site of the new Southern Dairy Hub. Work is underway to convert the site – at Makarewa, just north of Invercargill – from a sheep farm and a beef farm into a working dairy farm and centre […]

Novel new research into animal parasites

A new AgResearch science project, believed to be the first of its kind in the world, will investigate the potential of tricking animal parasite larvae to shed their protective shell (a process called ‘exsheathing’) on pasture so they die rather than being ingested by animals. This work is possible with the announcement of two year, […]

AgResearch success in MBIE funding round

Scientists at AgResearch have secured $10.95 million for six new research projects over the next three years that will benefit farmers, exporters and the wider community. The funding came from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) 2015 science investment round announced by Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce last week. AgResearch Chief Executive […]

International interest in NZ TB test

A new test for bovine TB developed by AgResearch is attracting international attention. Principal Scientist Professor Bryce Buddle says it is early days yet, but they have encouraging preliminary results from a trial which shows the potential for a more accurate and cost-effective diagnostic test in the battle against bovine TB. “The current test used […]