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 […]

Ongoing thistle control

Effective management of an invasive farm weed is becoming more simple and robust thanks to ongoing work undertaken by AgResearch scientists. Californian thistle is widespread throughout New Zealand pasture and during its seasonal peak, covers 12% and 6% of grazed land on sheep and sheep/beef farms, respectively, resulting in an annual national revenue loss of […]