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New glasshouses to fight invasive species

The establishment of state-of-the-art glasshouses at AgResearch's Ruakura campus will help combat invasive species that threaten New Zealand's pastorally-based economy.


We could be farming carbon next ...

The concept of carbon farming could become a viable option for farmers from 2008 onwards, Landcare Research scientist David Whitehead said.


Ensis organises national soils conference

Some $2.16 billion of GDP could be at risk if we fail to look after the quality of New Zealand's soil and water resources. The 2006 Soils & Society Conference signals the link of soil to social well being. Ensis is the unincorporated joint venture between Crown Research Institute, Scion and Australia's CSIRO.


Expat plants could threaten biosecurity


Genetic discovery at heart of AgResearch joint venture

AgResearch is part of a new joint venture that will have huge benefits for both the health and pastoral sectors.


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Subsidiaries, associates, joint ventures

  • Prevar
  • Grasslands Innovation
  • farmax
  • grasslanz
  • VARNZ Ltd
  • Clone International
  • PhytaGro, Inc
  • EnCoate
  • Enviro-Mark Solutions
  • EcoGene
  • Veritec
  • Atlastech
  • BioPacific Ventures
  • Virtual Institute of Statistical Genetics
  • Biopolymer Network
  • National Land Resource Centre (NLRC)