Friday, 18 December 2015 10:06

Drones versus birds

Drones may soon be joining the armoury of weapons used to scare birds away from ripening grapes  after a trial undertaken in Hawke's Bay last season.

Published in Machinery

Lincoln University is copping criticism for the way it is allocating beds to would-be new students for 2016.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 16:34

Irish learn from Kiwi dairy dilemmas

The Irish dairy industry is keeping a close eye on New Zealand's dairy dilemmas as it ramps up its own production with quota restrictions now gone, a Lincoln expert says.

Published in World News

A North Otago red meat producer and a Marlborough green-lipped mussel grower have both won Lincoln University Foundation's South Island Farmer of the Year competition.

Published in General News
Friday, 04 December 2015 10:33

Oasis in dairy paddocks

A new study is showing dairy and conservation sites can co-exist, and its findings are contributing to an ongoing project restoring natural biodiversity into a dairy farming environment.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 14:05

Branding crucial in China

Several years ago New Zealand had a 20% market share of infant formula in China and now that has dropped to under 10%, says Keith Woodford, agri-food systems, Lincoln University.

Published in General News

A Lincoln University expert says NZ exporters will have to be on their game to reap the benefits of a huge trade access deal that has gone under the radar.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 07:00

Four scholarships announced

Four young wine industry students have received a financial helping hand thanks to Constellation Wines.

Published in Industry
Friday, 13 November 2015 14:51

Thumb the clumps

Pasture quality is crucial for achieving profitability, high milk solids production, cow condition score targets and good in-calf results. But what a pain it has been trying to manage quality during this season of stop-start growth.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 12:51

UV-B exposure could influence flavonoids

Ultraviolet radiation (UV) could be used to enhance the quality of many crops, says Lincoln University UV-B expert Professor Brian Jordan.

Published in General News
 

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