• Rutherford scholarship to protect endangered species

    Jessica Hiscox awarded three-year PhD Scholarship


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    Massey alumni Andrew Hutchison wins 'Young Horticulturist of the Year'

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  • Marsden funds flightlessness study

    $300,000 to study the genetic pathways to flightlessness

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  • Massey spin-off company Biolumic wins Technology Investment Network award


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  • Agriculture and Environment

    Finding the balance between production and sustainability

Agriculture and Environment

Our natural resources of land, water and air support our livelihood, lifestyle and biodiversity. The Institute of Agriculture and Environment provides teaching, research and services to find the right balance between agricultural production and long-term environmental sustainability.

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Our courses focus on the development of sustainable land-based primary industries, and on understanding and managing the geodiversity and biodiversity of New Zealand’s ecosystems.



Our wide-ranging expertise enables multi-disciplinary research into economic and environmental ecosystems, from the most intensive farming and horticulture to eco-tourism and wildlife conservation.

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Our staff work in collaboration with iwi on research including environmental management, volcanic risk assessment and species and ecosystem conservation in New Zealand.


It’s technical but you can get your hands dirty
Massey PhD student Isabel Tait was taught at a school without an agriculture class, but ended up at Massey working with to advance the agriculture...
Best animal welfare academic
One of the world's leading experts in animal welfare, Massey University's Professor David Mellor, has been honoured for his work and leadership in...
PhD examines under-reported illness
There is a lurking threat affecting many farmers, veterinarians and outdoor workers that goes unnoticed and undiagnosed throughout New Zealand.



Phone +64 6 350 5799 x 84844
Fax +64 6 350 5680

Head of Institute Professor Peter Kemp

Institute of Agriculture and Environment
College of Sciences
Massey University
Private Bag 11 222
Palmerston North 4442


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