Boosting brainpower, flavour & texture in food exports of the future

AgResearch scientists are leading new research that could revolutionise New Zealand foods – with new ways of boosting flavour and texture, and products designed to make our brains perform better. Supported by industry and research partners, AgResearch is looking to the future for premium food exports with programmes that have recently been awarded more than […]

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, […]