Research Archive

Department of Agricultural Sciences

Research Archive

Department of Agricultural Sciences

 

The Department of Agricultural Sciences consists of animal science, plant science and farm management and agribusiness staff members.

The range of research conducted is quite extensive including: conversion of forests into pasture, alternative dryland pasture species, grain legume agronomy, sustainability in farming systems, nitrogen fixation and nitrogen cycling, shelter on dairy farms, economic viability of NZ farming systems, animal nutrition, immunology etc.

Recent Submissions

  • Tao, J.; Zhou, Huitong; Gong, Hua; Yang, Z.; Ma, Q.; Cheng, Paul; Ding, W.; Li, Y.; Hickford, Jonathan G. H. (Elsevier on behalf of International Goat Association, 2017-09)
    The keratin-associated protein KAP6-1 gene (KRTAP6-1) was investigated for its effect on wool traits in Chinese Tan sheep. Two previously identified KRTAP6-1 variants (A and B) and two newly identified KRTAP6-1 variants ...
  • O'Connell, C. A.; Judson, H. G.; Barrell, Graham K. (New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 2016)
    Narrow-leaved plantain (Plantago lanceloata L.) was investigated for its potential to act as a diuretic in sheep.For seven days, two groups of sheep (n=8) were provided with either ryegrass or plantain diets that had ...
  • Fields, R. L.; Barrell, Graham K.; Moot, Derrick J. (NZ Grassland Association, 2016)
    A report of mammary development in 6-month-old ewe lambs grazing lucerne on a commercial farm in North Otago provided an opportunity to investigate the possibility to use this as a tool to detect oestrogenic lucerne pastures. ...
  • Liu, Wendy Ying Ying; Premaratne, Manjula P. K.; Cresswell, Roger J.; Dash, Daniel R.; Jack, David W.; Andrews, Mitchell (NZ Grassland Association, 2016)
    Many legumes reduce their atmospheric N₂ fixation per unit biomass in response to increased soil N availability but there are reports that some maintain a constant rate of N₂ fixation per unit biomass regardless of soil N ...
  • Greer, Andrew W.; Huntley, J. F.; Hogan, Andrea K.; Logan, Christopher M.; McAnulty, Robin W.; McNeilly, T. N. (NZSAP, 2014)
    Enhancing the immune response of lambs against the gastrointestinal nematode Trichostrongylus colubriformis through vaccination has been previously investigated (Windon et al. 1984; Douch 1989; McClure 2009). However, the ...

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