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      UNITING THE BEST IN NEW ZEALAND & INTERNATIONAL EXPERTISE

      At Germinal we believe the future of sustainable agriculture lies with science.

      We have established a new, long-term research alliance with the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) in Wales. This exclusive partnership means Germinal now employs and directs a team of researchers at IBERS, who are focused solely on developing new pasture varieties to help farmers address current climate change challenges.

      This cutting-edge science will strengthen what Germinal is already doing on the ground here in New Zealand, providing farmers with access to world-leading advances in plant breeding.

      From lab to paddock, we advocate strategies that support efficiency and sustainability, while maintaining productivity.

      New Zealand farmers are facing their biggest challenge yet – to continue farming efficiently and profitably, while simultaneously reducing their environmental impact. The Government is calling for strong and decisive action on climate change, setting new methane reduction targets to reach by 2050.

      We know farmers are already making significant improvements to reduce emissions. By introducing innovative new products we can help farmers further mitigate and adapt to climate change effects, while supporting them in their role as producers and caretakers of the land.

      One of our key research objectives is to develop varieties that are more resilient to pests and environmental stress, and remain productive over longer periods.

      Science is the key to ensuring New Zealand’s primary sector is viable in a low-carbon world.

      INNOVATIVE PASTURE FIT FOR THE FUTURE

      FORAGE RESEARCH
      PROJECT AREAS

      Capturing
      carbon

      At least 60 percent of New Zealand’s high-producing grasslands (those on less than 20 degree slopes) have potential to store more carbon and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions – according to the Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre.

      Diverse pastures that put carbon back into the soil will help ensure we protect this resource for food production. Grassland can be a key driver for carbon capture and a better soil structure.

      Stronger and deeper rooting of grasses and clovers
      DROUGHT RESISTANCE / FLOOD CONTROL

      Disease and pest resistance
      IMPROVED TOLERANCE

      More resilient grasses and forage legumes
      LONG TERM CARBON STORAGE

      Reducing
      emissions and improving nutrient efficiency

      Excess use of finite resources such as mined phosphate leads to environmental damage. We need to grow smarter pastures that use critical nutrients efficiently without sacrificing yield or quality.

      Grasses with a greater yield per unit of nitrogen applied
      REDUCTION IN NITROGEN USE

      Clovers which require less applied phosphate
      IMPROVED WATER QUALITY

      Aber High Sugar Grasses
      REDUCTION IN METHANE AND AMMONIA

      Aber High Lipid Grasses
      REDUCTION IN METHANE

      Productive home
      grown protein

      New Zealand pastures are made up of many species, and forage legumes represent a valuable group. When farmers grow their own protein, they become significantly less dependent on imported feed for their livestock, they shorten their supply chains and improve the carbon footprint of their farm systems.

      Red clover’s yield and nutritive benefits make it excellent for livestock production and a rich source of nectar for pollinators.
      Unique white clover crossed with Ambiguum Clover
      PEST AND DISEASE RESISTANT

      Unique stoloniferous red clovers
      REDUCTION IN APPLICATION OF MINERAL NITROGEN

      Clover species high in tannins
      GREATER GRAZING TOLERANCE

      SAFER ANIMAL GRAZING

      INNOVATION IN THE MARKET

      Grass is at the heart of livestock farming and is a vital part of quality milk and meat production.

      Aber High Sugar Grass (Aber HSG) is scientifically proven to reduce emissions. A New Zealand trial reported nine percent lower methane emissions from sheep fed high sugar grass, such as AberGreen AR1, when compared to a conventional variety.

      For farmers, Aber HSG is superior nutrition for animals with clear environmental benefits and production gains.

      For more information on our research projects, or if you would like to build a sustainable partnership with Germinal New Zealand, please contact:

      Sarah Gard – Germinal New Zealand General Manager

      E: sarah.gard@germinal.com
      T: 0800 171 825

      SCIENCE PERFORMS

      Helping Farmers Address Climate Change

      Read about our commitment to a sustainable future in our R&D programme here