AgResearch helping people to breathe easier

With air quality an increasing concern for people around the world, AgResearch is doing its part in the development of innovative pollution masks that protect the everyday health of users. AgResearch scientists have worked with fibre innovation company Lanaco (formerly Texus Fibre) in the development of its wool filter technology being used in pollution masks […]

Partnering to protect agriculture sector

With China now New Zealand’s largest goods trading partner, scientists from both countries are set to work more closely on protecting their agriculture sectors from threats like pests and disease. New Zealand’s AgResearch has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Institute of Plant Protection – Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (IPP-CAAS) to enable […]

Top chef sings praises of sheep milk

One of New Zealand’s leading chefs has declared himself a fan of sheep milk products, saying they provide new opportunities for dishes to meet the needs of his diners. Marc Soper, the 2016 New Zealand Chef of the Nation winner and Executive Chef at Wharekauhau Country Estate in the Wairarapa, says he first encountered sheep […]

Endangered beetle faces ‘unholy alliance’ of rabbits and redbacks

An “unholy alliance” between rabbits and Australian redback spiders is threatening the existence of an endangered New Zealand species, a study led by AgResearch has shown. Carried out with the Department of Conservation (DOC) and University of Otago, the study has illustrated the struggle for the ongoing survival of the Cromwell chafer beetle – a […]