The sustainable way forward
Food production will be increasingly impacted by climate change – from the increased frequency of droughts, storms and other extreme weather events.
Food production is in turn a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions as well as to water scarcity and wider biodiversity issues. Increasing demand for food and pressure on finite resources means more food will need to be produced with less. R&D investment in sustainable food production is key to finding solutions for a growing global population.
Stronger and deeper rooting grasses and clovers
Disease and pest resistance
More resilient grasses and forage legumes
Drought resistance/flood control
Long-term carbon storage
Grasses with greater yield per unit of nitrogen applied
Clovers which require less applied phosphate
Reduction in nitrogen use
Improved water quality
Aber High Sugar Grasses
Aber High Lipid Grasses
Reduction in methane and ammonia
Reduction in methane
Productive homegrown forage
Resilient forage legumes
DoubleRoot hybrid clover
Unique stoloniferous red clovers
Clover species high in tannins
Pest and disease resistant
Reduction in application of mineral nitrogen
Greater grazing tolerance
Safer animal grazing
Germinal Horizon research sites
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"Agriculture is important – we need to grow and operate in harmony with the environment."
Group Managing Director
Managing Director, Germinal GB & IRE
General Manager, Germinal NZ
More than research: Our future, our legacy
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