Partners & Friends

Here are publications produced by collaborative partners and closely related work programmes.  For more information about each of the publications, you will need to use the contact details contained in the publication.
  • The structure of agricultural greenhouse gas research funding in New Zealand

    This publication is a guide to New Zealand's way of funding greenhouse gas research in New Zealand including ways the funds work in partnership to grow New Zealand's understanding and contribution to real solutions to tackle climate change.

  • Reducing New Zealand's agricultural emissions: Mapping soil organic carbon stocks

    This publication provides an overview of how we can map the amount of carbon stored in New Zealand soils.

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  • NZAGRC Highlights 2016

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  • Report: Potential applications of full inversion tillage to increase soil carbon storage during pasture renewal in New Zealand

    This report reviews the potential to use full inversion tillage (FIT) during pasture renewal to increase the soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks of New Zealand’s High Producing Grasslands.
     
    December 2015
     
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  • Annual Report 2015

    This is the full public annual report for 2014/15

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  • Highlights 2015

    This publication summaries the NZAGRC annual report 2014/15.

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  • Reducing New Zealand's Agricultural Emissions: Gibberellins

    This publication provides an overview of the impact of gibberellins on grazed grasslands and the potential for gibberellins to mitigate farm nitrous oxide emissions.

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  • Global solutions to reduce methane emissions from ruminant animals are feasible, because the microbes causing the emissions are similar around the world

    The New Zealand-led “Global Rumen Census” project analysed the microbes responsible for ethane emissions from a wide range of ruminant animals around the world. The project found imilar bacteria and methanogens dominate in nearly all rumens across a wide variety of species and animal diets. This means that new technologies that seek to reduce methane emissions by influencing rumen microbes should have global applications.

    The results of the Global Rumen Census were released on 9 October 2015 in the open-access journal Scientific Reports.

    Global press release

    pdf GRC Global Release (0.31MB) 

    New Zealand press release

    pdf GRC New Zealand Release (0.34MB) 

    Science Q&A

    pdf GRC Q&A (0.29MB) 

    Rumen microbial community composition varies with diet and host, but a core microbiome is found across a wide geographical range
    G. Henderson, F. Cox, S. Ganesh, A. Jonker, W. Young, P.H. Janssen. 2015.
    Scientific Reports 5: 14567.
    www.nature.com/articles/srep14567

  • Reducing New Zealand's agricultural emissions: Efficiency in the whole farm system

    This publication provides an overview of how the NZAGRC is working with other organisations to understand what efficiencies can be gained on New Zealand's sheep and beef farms.

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  • Reducing New Zealand's agricultural emissions: Soil Carbon

    This publication provides an overview of what soil carbon is, how we can measure and determine the changes over time and what New Zealand's current soil carbon levels are. this publication was produced in collaboration with the University of Waikato and released at the National Fielddays 2015.

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  • Reducing New Zealand's agricultural emissions: How we measure emissions (edition 2)

    This publication provides an overview of the particular measurement techniques used to provide us with more information on New Zealand's GHG emissions.

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  • Reducing New Zealand's agricultural emissions: What we are doing (Edition 2)

    This publication provides an overview of the GHG mitigation work been undertaken in New Zealand.

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  • Annual Report 2013

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  • Assessment of the application of gibberellins to increase productivity and reduce nitrous oxide emissions in grazed grassland

    Emissions of nitrous oxide from grassland systems are attributable largely to the use of nitrogen fertilisers and the excreta deposited by grazing animals.

    There is increasing interest in using gibberellins as a naturally-occurring growth promotant of herbage to reduce the use of nitrogen fertilisers while leading to similar or greater increases in dry matter.

    In a study commissioned by the NZAGRC and carried out by Landcare Research, the conslusion reached is that the use of gibberellins with reduced addition of nitrogen fertiliser has the potential to reduce nitrous emissions from grazed grassland. However, acceptance of widespread use of gibberellins will be dependent on cost benefit analysis for farmers.

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  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from livestock: Best practice and emerging options

    The publication is a joint initiative of the Livestock Research Group (LRG) of the Global Research Alliance and the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform. It was commissioned by the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre.

    NZAGRC special edition news

    Download guidelines at www.globalresearchalliance.org

    Media Statement from SAI Platrform at www.saiplatform.org

  • Highlights 2014

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  • NZAGRC-PGgRc Newsletter: edition 1

    The first joint newsletter of the NZAGRC-PGgRc is available now.

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  • Reducing our agricultural GHG emissions: How we are getting there

    Reducing New Zealand's agricultural greenhouse gas emissions without sacrificing production gains is what we are working to achieve through the NZAGRC-PGgRc science programme. 

    Find out more about New Zealand's agricultural GHG emissions instensity profile and what we need to do to ensure we can achieve economic growth targets, meet our international commitments and decrease our total agricultural GHG emissions in the next few years.

    pdf How we are getting there (0.55MB) 

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  • PGgRc 5 Year Science Progress Report 2007-2012

    Pastoral Greenhouse Gas Research Consortium release their 5 year science progress report for 2007-2012: Developing solutions to reduce New Zealand agricultural emissions.

    To download the full document visit www.pggrc.co.nz

  • New Zealand Fund for Global Partnerhips in Livestock Emissions Research: Targetted meetings presentation

    Recent meetings in Palmerston North, Hamilton and Christchurch to discuss Round two of the New Zealand Fund for Global Partnerships in Livestock Emissions Research were held successfully.  A copy of the presentation is available for download

    pdf GPF Presentation June 2012 (1.28MB) 

  • Technical Manual on Respiration Chamber Designs

    Technical Manual on Respiration Chamber Designs
    Released: March 2012
    Edited by: Cesar Pinares & Garry Waghorn

    pdf Alliance: Technical Manual on Chamber Design (5.89MB) 

  • Animal Selection, Genetics and Genomics Whitepaper

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  • Animal Selection, Genetics and Genomics Workshop Report

    pdf Download the report (1.69MB)

  • N2O Chamber Methodology Guideline Workshop Report

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  • RMG Network Whitepaper

    pdf Download this report (0.27MB)

  • Rumen Taxonomy Framework Report

    pdf Download this report (0.44MB)

  • SF6 Tracer Techniques Guidelines Workshop Report

    pdf Download this report (0.55MB)

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