AgResearch is the host of the NZAGRC and is New Zealand's largest centre for pastoral agriculture research and development.
AgResearch includes teams of researchers with skills relevant to the Centre in rumen function, rumen microbiology, ruminant physiology, soil science, environmental science, agricultural systems management, forage plant growth and development, on-farm practice change, social science, technology uptake, genomics, proteomics and metabolomics of animals, plants and microorganisms.
Reducing New Zealand's Agricultural Greenhouse Gases: Low Greenhouse Gas Feeds
This publication provides an overview of how various feeds (e.g. grass silage, brassicas, cereal and root crops, maize silage, palm kernel extract) may affect greenhouse gas emissions. It shows what the NZAGRC and PGgRc research programme has investigated so far on methane yields, its broad conclusions, and discussion of current and future research. Finally some specific findings on manipulating certain components of pasture (e.g. sugars, lipids), and further testing on brassica crops, fooder beet, and non-pasture feeds are provided.
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