The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.
Do you know how docks, thistles and dandelions differ in their ability to regrow? Or from how deep particular weed species germinate? Or what are the alternative hosts for the pests that try to demolish your crops?
In February the management team at Lincoln University were wringing their hands as the season appeared to be turning to custard, but at the latest field day the tone was much more upbeat.
Horticulture New Zealand has increased the number of places it offers on its highly regarded industry Leadership Programme this year.
The Riddet Institute and the Bio-Protection Research Centre are to receive government funding after their applications to the CoREs (Centre of Research Excellence) were accepted for the second time.
Low dairy prices will benefit the New Zealand dairy industry in the long term, says a Lincoln University official.
Complex and rapidly changing patterns in global food consumption, manufacturing, and retailing are creating a completely new range of problems in food safety, says a senior Lincoln University lecturer.
PALMERSTON NORTH student Braydon Schroder is the latest winner of the Hugh Williams Ravensdown Memorial University Scholarship.
The Hound understands the recent crowing by Massey and Lincoln universities about the ‘huge growth’ in ag student numbers this year needs to be put into perspective.
In the wake of the Queensland fruit fly threat Lincoln University PhD student Laura Nixon is working hard to develop a weapon in the fight to stop the introduction of another unwanted destructive pest, the brown marmorated stink bug.
Lincoln University experts say the blackmail threat to lace baby formula with 1080, will not have long-term effects on New Zealand agricultural exports.