Later this year there will be an election for the Board of NZ Winegrowers — get involved!
The kiwifruit claim decision in favour of growers has wide implications for biosecurity, says Dr Nic Lees, a senior lecturer in agribusiness at Lincoln University.
If every farm in New Zealand used the new ClearTech system for harvesting clean water from dairy effluent, NZ would save 42 billion litres of freshwater each year.
Although the sale of an iconic New Zealand brand to overseas investors is somewhat sad, there are real advantages, says agribusiness commentator Nic Lees, of Lincoln University.
Phosphorus deficiencies in cattle fed on fodder beet are “spectacularly easy” to deal with, says Lincoln University senior lecturer in livestock health and production Dr Jim Gibbs.
Only about 20% of stock in the whole meat industry is actually being supplied to processors on contract, says Dr Nic Lees, senior lecturer agribusiness management at Lincoln University.
Organic farming advocates are welcoming a new Lincoln University course leading to a diploma in organic agri-food production.
LIC has launched a satellite-based pasture evaluation service, calling it a giant leap forward for pasture management.
A Lincoln University researcher investigating the role of intuition in farmers’ decisionmaking has had his work published in a scientific journal and as a novel.
Lincoln University is already working to transform itself as suggested in a hard-hitting report warning it is underperforming in many areas.
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