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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.


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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
Wheat trial reports: Reporoa: p.1Wheat trial reports: Reporoa: p.18Groynes. 2. Pole planting and groynesGrasslands Nui - perennial ryegrassBrown top grass: close-upEarly types of teat cup linersTotal earthworm burrowsSheep dustingSpray dipping. 3. Sheep in spray penLotus - close-up of seed heads - 1 of 2Wheat trial reports: Reporoa: p.12Margot Forde (1935-1995)Aorangi Harvesting. 2. Adjusting the harvesting attachmentMechanical tree planting. 1. Tractor and mechanical augerEffect of twice-yearly shearing on fleece cottingMAF - Post-Harvest Technology BrochurePerennial Ryegrass seedInvermay Wool Lab - 1 of 2Silage harvesterPhylloerythrinaemic or icterogenic photosensitisationRandy Rummell and Mike Tate with deerGrasslands Ruanui perennial ryegrass (Lofium perenne L.) - S. 23 UK- comparisonMen and dogs - 2 of 3Sheep in wooden twin-pole head vice: side viewGrasslands Library extension being moved onto its sitePlan of the trees at RuakuraDuke of Edinburgh observing border dyke irrigation at WinchmoreWallaceville Laboratory Block: Index of plans: Sheet 2Small Animal House: front viewSheep weighing. 2. Reading sheep weight as it steps on the scalesJim Melville (1908-1984)Wallaceville - Cambridge rocking microtone knife - Outside caseLevin Horticultural Research Centre. 4. As seen from aboveRelationship between lambing percent and cottingWallaceville Antique BellowsInvermay Farmers Conference 1970 - 6 of 9Clover leaves, V pointLotus uliginosus plotsPithomyces chartarumRecording dataGrasslands plots - 7 of 7Enoch (Bruce) Levy (1892-1985) in 1950Stationary seed dresserPloughing scrub - 3 of 3Earthworms. 1. Yellow tailed wormSmall-scale construction work at Number 2 Dairy, RuakuraDrainage frame on a drained plot: close up: reverse of cardGroynes. 1. Overflow at the groyneKereru - Front angled viewCar park and Administration Building, Grasslands