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Positives in low prices for ‘Saudi Arabia of milk’

Friday, 17 April 2015, 2:27 pm | Lincoln University

Positives in low prices for ‘Saudi Arabia of milk’ Low dairy prices will benefit the New Zealand dairy industry in the long term, Lincoln University Agribusiness and Food Marketing Programme Director Nic Lees says. “The low prices are the best ... More >>

Consider Christchurch Culture When Designing CBD

Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 11:22 am | Lincoln University

“Beautiful CBD spaces with poor microclimates will be empty most of the year, as will spaces with great microclimates but used in the wrong way.” More >>

Lincoln contesting megacity education market

Monday, 13 April 2015, 2:32 pm | Lincoln University

Lincoln’s forging of new ties in one of the world’s biggest cities shows it can hold its own in a strongly competitive recruitment environment, the University’s Business Development Manager Dr Samuel Yu says. More >>

Call for Cantabs to think about future of water

Monday, 13 April 2015, 10:06 am | Lincoln University

Canterbury would have much to gain from improving its water management practices but needs more information on how land use affects the water supply, Waterways Centre director Jenny Webster-Brown said during a recent talk at Lincoln University. More >>

Expertise helps achieve sustainability goals in Borneo

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 12:38 pm | Lincoln University

There may not be many Kiwi accents in the tropical forests of Borneo but the skills needed to sustainably manage them are found here. Lincoln University’s Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science in Sustainable Tropical Forest Management has been taught ... More >>

Design project explores post-quake resilience

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 3:57 pm | Lincoln University

A Lincoln University graduate who recently won a nationwide landscape design award has been praised for her “thought-provoking project” that focuses on increasing post-earthquake resilience in flood-prone Avonside. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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