University research

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

Apple and kiwifruit pests

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

Biological research institutions, 20th century

Government departments

Part of story: Life sciences

The genomics revolution

In the late 20th century the life sciences were revolutionised by molecular studies.

Part of story: Life sciences

Pig farming

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

Part of story: Pigs and the pork industry