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The science of saving water

Satellites, and cows and plants that need less water may become tools to help cover farmers' water needs.

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Disappearing frosts a concern for agriculture

Frosts in most of the North Island will be virtually unknown" by the end of the century, a leading NIWA scientist says.

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Disease find outside square

A Landcare Research survey has found that farmers battling Johne’s disease in herds and flocks face new problems from the discovery of the chronic infectious wasting disease in a wide range of farm wildlife including rabbits and birds.

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AgResearch signs agreement with Australian national science agency

AgResearch signed a Heads of Agreement document with CSIRO Plant Industry, a division of Australia’s national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) on 23rd March.

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Golden age dawns for beef farmers

New Zealand's pasture-fed beef industry is going to experience a golden age according to AgResearch.

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Clover-clad cow springing to life

Daisy, AGResearch's clover cow, is springing to life in preparation for her appearance at the South Island Agricultural Field Days later this month.

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AgResearch science strategy on track

Eighteen months after the launch of its 2020 Science strategy, AgResearch has evaluated the progress of its plan for keeping New Zealand prosperous to 2020 and beyond.

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AgResearch scores hat-trick in biotechnology awards

Dr Mike North, Senior Food Engineer in AgResearch’s Food Metabolism & Microbiology Section, was awarded the coveted title last night (Monday 12 March, 2007) at the NZBio Conference Awards dinner.

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Global war on weevil hots up

UK based researcher Dr Scott Johnson has been working with AgResearch for the past six weeks finding out how to combat the clover root weevil in a warmer climate.

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Ginseng to tempt Asia market

People have been "dabbling" in ginseng in New Zealand since at least the 1970s, says Graeme Parmenter, who heads Crop & Food Research's ginseng programme.

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  • BioPacific Ventures
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