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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.



Sheep yards and pens, RuakuraScientists, 1950'sHoward Eagles measuring growing maizeSheep at leisureFarmall model tractor making silageCow number T31Small Animal House: front viewApproach to the Farm Office, Ruakura
Plots: Spanish, Ariki, Ruanui and ManawaMafTech fruit - 8 of 10Cattle feeding on silage - 4 of 6Palmerston North Show - 3 of 5Sheep in farm yard pensPasture treading effects - 7 of 9Sheep grazing paddocks - 3 of 12Pithomyces chartarum sporeHemarthria altissimaMale in field holding two giant swedesAnimal Nutrition Unit - 2 of 10MafTech goats - 1 of 7Animal Health Division Display Caravan - 3 of 14Temperature and growth relationships of bacteria in milk. 6. Fluid flow relationshipsDSIR - Field Services Building Palmerston North MAF International - 1 of 2Young pollen grainsSheep in the turnip field - 4 of 6Olfactometer with grass grub beetlesField days computer - 1 of 3Wallaceville Antique BellowsCarbon bandingTemperature and growth relationships of bacteria in milk. 7. Chemical formulasMafTech - 7 of 18Groynes. 1. Overflow at the groyneFarmlet species trial - 2 of 11Judy Fisher working in the laboratoryMafTech - 14 of 18Grasslands Library extension being moved onto its siteMultiple pregnancy testing in sheep. 4.Weighing herbage samplesSheep grazing paddocks - 1 of 12Statisticians generating punch cardsRuakura Farm of Instruction: Fields and paddocks. 2. South-east sectionBeef rotational grazing at Ballantrae - 3 of 3Wheat trial reports: Reporoa: Cover pageWilting experiment - 2 of 4Soil sampling 4: how not to mix samples: reverse of cardFarmer and son standing in a field - 2 of 2Organic potting mix displaySmall Animal House: front viewWhatawhata landscape. View 3Spray dipping. 2. Sheep in holding area outside spray penPlan of Ruakura Agricultural Station, 1902Effect of mature rape plants on first row of turnipsEarthworm population samplingPloughing scrub - 3 of 3Sheep tethering using paunch strapsField day carrots - 7 of 7Taita Experimental Station. 10.