The great Kiwi earthworm survey

AgResearch scientists are seeking farmer help to gain a better understanding of the distribution of one of the little known heroes of New Zealand agricultural production. Earthworms play a vital role in the soil by decomposing organic matter, making nutrients available to plants and creating burrows in the soil to improve the movement of air […]

New research into understanding West Coast agricultural pest

Fresh research by AgResearch scientists will help unlock mysteries of one of the West Coast’s worst agricultural pests and allow farmers to make better management decisions and potentially save money. Porina caterpillars are grazers that have the potential to reduce the long term quality and production of pasture but AgResearch Senior Scientist Sarah Mansfield says […]