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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 more.


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

Plant development

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

Metabolisable energy

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