Lincoln and Massey universities began life as centres for teaching agriculture. Each developed into universities with research programmes of national and international significance.
Part of story: Agricultural and horticultural research
Apples and kiwifruit are the mainstay of New Zealand’s horticulture industry, but they can be damaged by a number of insect pests, making the fruit unsuitable for export. Some
Part of story: Insect pests of crops, pasture and forestry
In the late 20th century the life sciences were revolutionised by molecular studies.
Part of story: Life sciences
Early farms Until about 1886 most pig farms were in the South Island, where pigs were mainly fed grain. Pork was included in the first shipment of frozen meat from Dunedin to Britain in