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Plants and Animals
Ngā Tipu me ngā Kararehe
Science to support fit-for-purpose plants and animals, insuring profitability, sustainability, and wellbeing.
We work to develop better forages and precision-bred animal lines with the attributes that meet the requirements of future, diverse production systems.
We are world leaders in pasture and livestock systems, endophyte science, forage genomics, phenomics and breeding, plant genetic technologies, ruminant nutrition and farm biosecurity.
Our science is at the cutting edge of livestock genetic technologies, microbial biopesticides, weed and pest management, and plant-soil microbial interactions.
Plant – invertebrate interactions
Animal behaviour and welfare
Plant and endophyte technologies
Animal nutrition and physiology
Climate change impacts and adaptation
AgResearch is at the forefront of improving pastoral agriculture practices and outcomes to position New Zealand as a global leader in the development of environmentally sustainable, safe and ethical pastoral production systems.