Thursday, May 19, 2022

Research


Farming with passion and precision

Farming with passion and precision

ByAnnette ScottMay 18, 2022
The Mackenzie family farm, Greenvale Pastures, could easily be called the home of precision agriculture. Craige and Roz Mackenzie took over the Mid Canterbury farm from Craige’s parents Alastair and Noeline, having initially farmed together as a family through the…

AgResearch embraces Mātauranga Māori with new research group

ByStaff reporterMay 17, 2022
Crown Research Institute AgResearch has launched a new Māori Research and Partnerships Group to help incorporate Mātauranga Māori into its existing science structures. Its head Ariana Estoras says Mātauranga Māori…

Putting water on the map

BySamantha TennentMay 17, 2022
Losing nutrients before they can be utilised on-farm is costly to a business and can have an adverse impact on water quality. But to reduce losses, we need to understand…

Opotiki labour predictions no cause for concern

ByRichard RennieMay 16, 2022
Officials charged with boosting rural employment in the Opotiki district doubt predictions the district will suffer a labour crisis in the coming decade. Predictive work by Waikato University demographer Professor…


The ag sector’s budget 2022 wish list is for science

The ag sector’s budget 2022 wish list is for science

ByBusinessDeskMay 16, 2022
If increasing productivity is the name of the Government’s game, then the agriculture sector’s wish list for Budget 2022 is…
Researcher digs up magic compounds in NZ produce

Researcher digs up magic compounds in NZ produce

ByRichard RennieMay 11, 2022
Plant and Food Research scientist Dr Odette Shaw admits she lacks green thumbs when it comes to growing the key…
Funding for cherry health study

Funding for cherry health study

ByStaff reporterMay 6, 2022
An eight-month project to explore the bioactive properties of New Zealand cherries to better understand their potential health benefits has…
Methane inhibition moves ahead in Tasmania

Methane inhibition moves ahead in Tasmania

ByHugh StringlemanMay 4, 2022
Fonterra is expanding a cow methane reduction trial to a further three dairy farms in Tasmania after dosing one 900-cow…
Dissent over government forest plans

Dissent over government forest plans

ByRichard RennieMay 3, 2022
Both the pastoral and forestry sectors are sharing concerns over the Government’s plans to change the regulations around permanent carbon…
Study to examine animals’ milk health benefits

Study to examine animals’ milk health benefits

ByColin WilliscroftApr 28, 2022
The study, hosted by Massey University’s Riddet Institute working alongside the University of Otago’s Department of Human Nutrition and industry…
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