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 […]

Survival of soil organisms a wake-up call for biosecurity

**This article originally appeared on EurekAlert via Pensoft Publishers.** Tiny creatures in soil that attack plants have shown the ability to survive for at least three years stored in dry conditions in a recent AgResearch study, giving new insights into the biosecurity threats posed by passenger travel and trade between countries. The research article is published […]

Economic impact of weeds far greater than billion dollar estimate

The true cost of weeds to New Zealand’s agricultural economy is likely to be far higher than previous research would suggest, according to a new study funded by AgResearch. AgResearch and Scion scientists worked with economists from Lincoln University’s Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit to review the available published research on the costs of weeds […]

25 years of science working for New Zealand

Twenty-five years ago – on 1 July 1992 – the Government re-shaped the nation’s science research organisations into ten Crown Research Institutes. The milestone of 25 years will be marked across the course of this year by the now 7 CRIs – AgResearch, ESR, GNS Science, Landcare Research, NIWA, Plant & Food Research and Scion. […]

Lincoln University and AgResearch welcome Joint Facility funding

Lincoln University and AgResearch are welcoming an announcement today by Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Paul Goldsmith, ensuring the go-ahead of the $206 million Joint Facility for learning and research to be based on Lincoln University’s campus. The Government has agreed to provide Lincoln University with $85 million to support its construction, and […]

Spotlight on benefits of pre-lamb drenching

Latest research is challenging the popular belief that drenching ewes around the time of lambing will consistently provide production and financial benefit, AgResearch scientists say. At the recent Beef + Lamb New Zealand AgInnovation conference in Palmerston North, AgResearch parasitologist Dr Dave Leathwick reviewed the science around the production benefits from drenching ewes at lambing, […]