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Weta waste part of student's summer job description

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 12:15 pm | Lincoln University

It might seem Lincoln University student Morgan Shields got the short end of the stick when the Department of Ecology was handing out summer scholar assignments—his involves collecting weta droppings. More >>

Smell of success: insect pests avoid boosted pasture grasses

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 3:00 pm | Lincoln University

A recent study from the Bio-Protection Research Centre has shown for the first time that pasture grasses containing beneficial microorganisms are less attractive to soil-dwelling insect pests. More >>

Unique forestry course takes root

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 12:03 pm | Lincoln University

A unique new Lincoln University forestry course will be delivering cutting-edge training in a Northland school next year. Subject to funding, LincolnFirst Telford, a division of Lincoln University, will run the inaugural course at Kaikohe’s Northland College ... More >>

Determining the origin of insect pests

Monday, 15 December 2014, 3:53 pm | Lincoln University

Researchers in the Bio-Protection Research Centre at Lincoln University are developing a new way to reveal the birthplace of unwanted insect pests – information that is vital for managing pest incursions. More >>

Cruise consternation continues

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 4:00 pm | Lincoln University

Recent media reports show the cruise ship debate is still alive and well in Akaroa, but the situation could be helped by more certainty and transparency, Lincoln University tourism researcher Dr Michael Shone says. More >>

‘Not there yet’ for primary industry education

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 11:56 am | Lincoln University

Lincoln University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Business Development, Jeremy Baker, says that while there are encouraging signs of changing perceptions concerning primary sector qualifications and careers, a recent Ministry of Education report suggests ... More >>

Lincoln IT day installs interest in pupils

Friday, 28 November 2014, 4:54 pm | Lincoln University

The robots might not match the Terminator but it was hoped the students controlling them might one day use the catchphrase ‘’I’ll be back’’ at the Lincoln University Include IT Day this week. More >>

Exotic flying spiders dominate land after fires

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 2:28 pm | Lincoln University

There may be another reason to be careful during the heightened fire risk of a dry summer in addition to the danger posed to people and property — big foreign flying spiders. More >>

Methane consuming microbes combat climate change

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 11:32 am | Lincoln University

A Lincoln University scientist is thinking small to help solve a big problem—climate change. More >>

The last generation: Handing down the farm not always easy

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 1:33 pm | Lincoln University

Many farmers have a significant problem with regard to succession planning, meaning the majority of their children will be unable to receive an adequate farm-based income or continue farming. More >>

Lincoln technology on show to Chinese President

Friday, 21 November 2014, 4:54 pm | Lincoln University

Chinese President Xi Jinping was among the dignitaries viewing cutting-edge agri-technology developed at Lincoln University to tackle global issues on his visit to Auckland today. More >>

Lincoln finds new partner in China

Friday, 21 November 2014, 3:42 pm | Lincoln University

Exploring innovative technologies for improving processing, manufacturing and quality assurance in dairy across the whole value chain is the overarching goal of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed this week between Lincoln University and Yili Industrial ... More >>

Contributions recognised with Lincoln University Medal

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 10:43 am | Lincoln University

Between them former Lincoln University academics Dr Warwick Scott and Dr Rowan Emberson have taught and conducted research at the institution for 72 years, but it was not that which was being recognised at a ceremony there yesterday. More >>

Lincoln’s wildlife warriors take fight to pests

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 4:09 pm | Lincoln University

A unit of researchers engaged in the war to save our threatened native birds are outlining their cutting-edge battle plans at the New Zealand Ecological Society Conference at Massey University today. More >>

Open Day aims to give public a peak at primary sector

Monday, 10 November 2014, 3:45 pm | Lincoln University

Connecting city folk with ‘what goes on behind the gate’ is just one of the objectives for the upcoming Farm Open Day to be held at the Lincoln University Dairy Farm (LUDF). Following on from the success of last year’s inaugural event, the farm will once ... More >>

New facility aims to boost sheep profits

Friday, 7 November 2014, 4:26 pm | Lincoln University

A new Lincoln University education and research facility is aiming to show the future of the Canterbury landscape may not be as black and white as it seems. Justice Minister and Selwyn MP Amy Adams officially opened the LincolnSheep Sheep Technology Farm ... More >>

Vision realised through gift to University

Thursday, 6 November 2014, 4:46 pm | Lincoln University

An uncommon act of generosity was recognised at Lincoln University today. Jim and Diana Howard had wanted for 10 years to have their 400 hectare Westoe farm, in the lower North Island, used to help train the next generation of farmers. More >>

Petrel protection plan part of project

Friday, 31 October 2014, 1:26 pm | Lincoln University

Asking why the Westland Black Petrel crossed the road may sound like a bad joke but it is a serious business for the bird and a Lincoln University researcher. The bird’s only breeding ground in the world is on the other side, so it is probably a bit keener ... More >>

Gap filling projects reach crucial juncture

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 2:01 pm | Lincoln University

Where to from here? That is the question the creators of the temporary space projects, which have attempted to give some respite to the citizens of post-quake Christchurch, should be asking themselves according to Dr Andreas Wesener, lecturer in urban design ... More >>

Former students’ garden plans finally bear fruit

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 4:04 pm | Lincoln University

Former students’ garden plans finally bear fruit Landscape Architect Carolyn Ramsbottom has graduated from Lincoln University but a special piece of design work she did while studying there two years ago will be coming to fruition on Labour Day. While ... More >>

 

 

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