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Managing risk for food manufacturers: Lincoln short courses

Friday, 27 March 2015, 2:22 pm | Lincoln University

Increasingly complex and rapidly changing patterns in global food consumption, manufacturing and retailing are creating a whole new range of problems in food safety, according to Lincoln University Senior Lecturer in Food Microbiology Dr Malik Hussain. More >>

New tourism partners aiming for sustainability

Friday, 27 March 2015, 12:19 pm | Lincoln University

A new tourism partnership will help contribute to the sustainability of the industry in New Zealand, say Lincoln University tourism expert Professor David Simmons and Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) Chief Executive Chris Roberts. More >>

IT-based agriculture a boon for farmers

Friday, 20 March 2015, 3:16 pm | Lincoln University

With IT-based agriculture changing the way farming can be done, Lincoln University has developed a new programme to teach people the latest techniques. IT-based farming, known as precision agriculture, involves using technologies such as sensors to carry ... More >>

Non-chemical pest control method showing exciting results

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 11:46 am | Lincoln University

Research on using non-chemical methods to control potato pests is delivering groundbreaking results. A newly published paper from the Biology Husbandry Unit (BHU) Future Farming Centre and Lincoln University, detailing the results of field trials, shows the use ... More >>

Hosting helps develop pathways for Chinese students

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 3:40 pm | Lincoln University

Lincoln University is hosting a rising research star from China’s Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU) for a year to learn about'western style' research-led teaching and develop pathways between the universities. More >>

Facing up to pest invasions: A new reality

Monday, 16 March 2015, 4:20 pm | Lincoln University

With Queensland fruit fly breaching the borders yet again, despite investment in quarantine processes, questions need to be asked whether some pest incursions are inevitable and if more should be invested in preparedness rather than prevention. More >>

Bid to protect morepork on Banks Peninsula

Monday, 16 March 2015, 1:07 pm | Lincoln University

Carina Pohnke (left) and DoC science advisor Moira Pryde hold a female morepork that was caught by DoC in Kaituna Valley last year. A transmitter was attached to the bird and will stay in place for 18 months so the morepork’s home range can ... More >>

1080 threat will not harm trade but ongoing issues a concern

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 12:05 pm | Lincoln University

1080 threat will not harm trade but ongoing issues a concern Lincoln University experts say the blackmail threat to lace baby formula with 1080 unless the use of the poison is stopped will not have long-term effects on New Zealand agricultural ... More >>

Lincoln student in frontline of battle against stink bug

Wednesday, 11 March 2015, 10:55 am | Lincoln University

Lincoln student in frontline of battle against stink bug 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 another unwanted destructive pest, the brown marmorated ... More >>

Fledgling agri-food course whetting student appetites

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 1:07 pm | Lincoln University

Fledgling agri-food course whetting student appetites A new multi-disciplinary degree course taking food production beyond the farm gate and onto the world stage is experiencing 150 per cent growth in new enrolment numbers in only the second year it has been ... More >>

Lincoln enrolments ‘back on track’

Friday, 6 March 2015, 11:05 am | Lincoln University

Lincoln University is experiencing strong growth in new student enrolments across all areas of study, latest figures show. New enrolment numbers have returned to levels similar to 2010, before the University experienced a drop in enrolments between 2011 ... More >>

Biodiversity capsules give valuable data on elusive species

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 3:59 pm | Lincoln University

What goes in must come out, and for Dr Stephane Boyer what comes out can tell ecologists a lot, especially about threatened, endangered and even new species. As part of his recent work for Lincoln University Dr Boyer inventoried the species present in the ... More >>

Lincoln continues to set sights on China

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 10:02 am | Lincoln University

Lincoln continues to set sights on China Heading into the year of the sheep, Lincoln University is looking to capitalise on the inroads made in 2014 to build further momentum in its business relationships with China, believing the opportunities to ... More >>

Lincoln grad’s new app makes field work a breeze

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 12:46 pm | Lincoln University

A Lincoln University IT graduate has completed an internship at a plant breeding and research company where he developed an app that is making life much easier for staff who carry out field work. Agriseeds science manager Colin Eady says Tao Zhou’s ... More >>

Research on identifying water values wins award

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 3:08 pm | Lincoln University

How do you measure how much clean freshwater means to you? Lincoln University researcher Dr Sini Miller’s doctoral thesis has earned her a top accolade by identifying how much people are willing to pay for it. Assessing values for multiple and conflicting ... More >>

Young basketball ace on a high

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 4:49 pm | Lincoln University

A young basketball player is following in the footsteps of some of the country’s top athletes as he embarks on his first year of a sports scholarship programme at Lincoln University. More >>

New role gives support to Māori and Pacific students

Monday, 23 February 2015, 1:56 pm | Lincoln University

Jo Frew is not averse to tapping on the shoulder of students at Lincoln University if she does not recognise the face and feels she should. She is Lincoln’s new Māori and Pacific support coordinator and her role, to help those students achieve success, ... More >>

Lincoln scholars set to tackle the big issues

Monday, 23 February 2015, 11:13 am | Lincoln University

First year Lincoln University students Maddy Albertson and Chester Potter want to make a difference in the world, especially when it comes to the pressing problem of climate change. Both have been awarded Global Challenges Scholarships and will ... More >>

MBIE report backs primary sector careers

Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 4:02 pm | Lincoln University

Lincoln University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Business Development, Jeremy Baker, has welcomed the findings of a Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) report which shows particularly favourable prospects for those exploring primary ... More >>

Boosting food production through phosphorus

Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 4:03 pm | Lincoln University

Lincoln University is joining forces with a prominent Chilean university research institute to address pressing issues involving the essential role of phosphorus in global food production. More >>

 

 

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