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Breeding and cultivation


Our plant breeding and genetic resources teams are working to improve traits that will lift pastoral production, profitability and sustainability by delivering improved forage varieties to create lasting value on farm.

We use our global testing network, plant and endophyte genetic resources and plant genomics to turn ideas into market-defining forage innovations for farmers in New Zealand and around the world, via our award-winning commercialisation interface at subsidiary Grasslanz Technology.

AgResearch’s Grasslands campus in Palmerston North hosts the Margot Forde Forage Germplasm Centre, the national gene-bank of grassland plants collected from around the world. The Germplasm Centre also holds the New Zealand Endangered Species Seed-bank.


 Related links

Germplasm database