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Plant and forage

Forage is a building block of agricultural production.

AgResearch’s understanding of plant and endophyte technologies, such as metabolomics and epigenetics, leads the supply chain and supports the development of a new generation of livestock and plant-derived products. Subsidiary Grasslanz Technology takes these technologies to an international market.

Breeding & cultivation

Seed production
Developing better plant strains and hybrids for pastoral improvement...read more.

Endophytes

Microscope image of an AR1 endophye
Cutting-edge fungal technologies for novel pasture products...read more.

Plant development

Growing seedlings
Form, function, and growth are studied to achieve top quality for today's pastoral industry...read more.

Metabolisable energy

Molecules
Developing a more detailed understanding of plant lipids, carbohydrates and fibre...read more.