Thursday, 29 January 2015 00:00

Kiwi farmers happy to manage on their own

Farmers are happy to run their businesses without formal governance boards and committees, according to a recent Lincoln University survey.

Published in Agribusiness
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 14:44

New professorial role to lead change

Founder and chairman of ANZCO Foods, Sir Graeme Harrison is personally funding a professorial chair in Global Value Chains and Trade at Lincoln University.

Published in General News
Friday, 23 January 2015 09:08

MBIE report backs primary sector careers

Lincoln University has welcomed the findings of a Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) report that shows favourable career prospects for those looking at the primary sector.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 10:19

Farm cadets’ Uni studies funded

Five recent graduates of Smedley Station (5000ha) at Tikokino, near Hastings, have won scholarships totalling $26,300 are this year starting diploma studies at Lincoln University.

Published in General News
Sunday, 28 December 2014 06:00

Insect pests, avoid boosted pasture grasses

A recent study from the Bio-Protection Research Centre has found that pasture grasses with beneficial micro-organisms are less attractive to soil-dwelling insect pests.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 00:00

No excuses for spray drift

WHEN YOUR spray applications drift they can cause thousands of dollars of damage to neighbouring crops and “there’s really no excuse,” says a US scientist now working in New Zealand. 

Published in Management
Friday, 05 December 2014 00:00

Primary industry education - not there yet

Lincoln University says that while there are some encouraging signs of changing perceptions concerning primary sector qualifications and careers, a recent Ministry of Education report suggests there is still a long way to go.

Published in General News
Sunday, 30 November 2014 00:00

The last generation: handing down the farm

A SURVEY conducted by Lincoln University shows that many farmers are struggling with the problem of passing on their farm to their children.

Published in General News
Friday, 28 November 2014 12:22

Farmax offers $5000 Scholarship

Farmax has announced it will offer a Massey University student a $5000 scholarship in an effort to encourage postgraduate research in agriculture.

Published in General News
Thursday, 20 November 2014 10:02

Pig farm is tops down South

NORTH CANTERBURY-BASED Patoa Farms Ltd has won the Lincoln University Foundation's South Island Farmer of the Year competition for 2014.

Published in General News

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