An introduction to FLRC

Fertilizer & Lime Research Centre (FLRC)

TEACHING AND RESEARCH ON SOILS, FERTILISERS AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE AND FORESTRY

FLRC was formed in 1983 and is part of the
Institute of Agriculture and Environment
within the College of Sciences at Massey University.

FLRC is closely associated with the
Soil and Earth Sciences Group and the initiatives of
Massey Agriculture, the NZ Centre for Precision Agriculture
and the NZ Biochar Research Centre.

 

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Essential nutrients require
informed management

The objectives of FLRC are:

  • To provide practical solutions to problems and issues in the primary production sectors of New Zealand.
  • To provide mechanisms for information transfer between science, industry, policy and regulatory bodies concerned with primary production.

The FLRC actively promotes research on production and environmental issues associated with primary production systems and has strong links with industry and other science providers through research contracts and collaborative projects. Many projects include students who are studying toward postgraduate degrees.

The FLRC offers professional development shortcourses tailored to the needs of science, industry, policy and regulatory bodies concerned with primary production and is available to consult on a wide range of issues.

The FLRC hosts an annual workshop which is conducted on a topic of importance to the New Zealand land-based industries. Proceedings are published and comprise an extensive collection of research papers since 1987.

The FLRC offers a comprehensive analytical service for soil, plant, water (including effluent) and fertiliser materials.

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James Hanly (FLRC Senior Research Officer)
discussing a nutrient budget with a Farm Manager
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