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Welcome to RECOLLECT

Welcome to the AgResearch Digital Legacy Collection

AgResearch Limited is a leading Crown Research Institute charged with delivering science and innovation to benefit New Zealand agriculture and its wider economy.

Formed in 1992, we have a history stretching back to the beginning of the 1900’s.

This unique collection represents a small sample of photographs, documents, videos and other material that will take you on a compelling journey through the history of New Zealand's pastoral legacy, reflected in our Company, its activities, and its people.

Browse or search our stunning archive, or register and you will be able to contribute your knowledge and memories about this material.

AgResearch Limited is proud to share this rich history of New Zealand's primary industry.



Approach to the Farm Office, RuakuraSheep yards and pens, RuakuraScientists, 1950'sHoward Eagles measuring growing maizeSheep at leisureFarmall model tractor making silageCow number T31Small Animal House: front view
Sunlight at a switchTe Awamutu silage - 1 of 2Sheep grazing paddocks - 5 of 12Paddocks of the Gore Research StationJohn James driving the Stanhay precision seeder at Aorangi Clover leaves, V pointStevenson screen. 1. Holding up the front panelGroynes. 9. Triangular plantingWool Metrology - 7 of 7Invermay Quarantine StationHeifer's horn following removalLevin Horticultural Field Day - 7 of 11Men and dogs - 1 of 3Sheep weighing. 1. Staff assisting sheep to the weighing machineO.K. Champion potato planterApplying compost. 2. Spreading compost with pitchforksArbor Day at Te AwaScientists at CarisbrookWheat trial reports: Reporoa: p.1Plant breeders at workSheep with tripletsBayer Classic 1987 - 6 of 6MafTech display - 4 of 4Plants in plastic propagation pots - 1 of 4Silage harvesterR.G. (Graham) Bell (1943-2023) in a studio portrait, 1998Choice chambersRandy RummellLionel Corkill (1906-1987)MafTech - 5 of 18Topdressing a paddockAnimal Health Division Display Caravan - 4 of 14Levin Horticultural Research Centre. 1. From the main entranceRepairs to farm equipment - 3 of 3Organic potting mix displayDSIR - Forage and fodder crop productionSheep dustingGrasslands Library extension being manoeuvred past Building 13Harvesting spaced plantsBreeding bins MAF International - 2 of 2Wallaceville - Stereoscopic microscope made by W. Watson & SonsSheep in wooden twin-pole head vice: front and side viewRepairs to farm equipment - 1 of 3Miss D.E. WalkerWallaceville - Syringes Cam S. W. Reid, Director, Applied Biochemistry Division, DSIR. Kaikohe Farm 1959 - 1 of 13Howard Eagles measuring growing maizeSixteen clover pots - 2 of 2