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 […]

The Global Rumen Census – a truly international effort

Research led by scientists at AgResearch shows global solutions to reduce methane emissions from ruminant animals are feasible, because the microbes causing the emissions are similar around the world. The “Global Rumen Census” project analysed the microbes responsible for methane emissions from a wide range of ruminant animals around the world. Collaborating with 140 researchers […]

PhD student gains support to further her work on plant disease suppression in pastoral soils

An interest in sustainable farming is driving one young scientist’s research on naturally occurring plant disease suppression in New Zealand pastoral soil and her work has just been recognised with a prestigious grant. Bryony Dignam, who is currently conducting her PhD research at AgResearch and the Bio-Protection Research Centre in Lincoln, is the recipient of […]

Biopesticide work paving way to sustainable future

A new research programme has been launched to develop the next generation of biopesticides to meet global demand for chemical residue-free produce and sustainable production systems. ​The research will be undertaken by a multi-disciplinary team of researchers from AgResearch, Lincoln University and Plant & Food Research, working together in the Bio-Protection Research Centre, based at […]

Nationwide programme maps sustainable future for farming

New Zealand’s agricultural sector is collaborating with government in a multi-million dollar nationwide programme to ensure a sustainable future for our pastoral industries. ​Work from the second phase of the $38.5 million Pastoral 21 programme was showcased at the South Island Dairying Development Centre open day at the Lincoln University Research Dairy Farm today (Thurs […]