FLRC staff support and contribute to both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offered by Massey University, including extramural courses. In addition, FLRC further encourages professional development by offering shortcourses tailored for the needs of the primary production sectors of the agricultural and horticultural industry.

FLRC Professional Development Short Courses:

Sustainable Nutrient Management in New Zealand Agriculture

Developed in conjunction with the Fertiliser Association of New Zealand (FANZ), two courses are offered for the accreditation of advisors responsible for safe and effective nutrient management. The 'Intermediate' Course is offered in two options - Pastoral Agriculture and Orchard and Arable Production.

Further information on Sustainable Nutrient Management courses.

An Introduction to New Zealand's Agricultural Green House Gas Emissions and Management

Developed in conjunction with DairyNZ, AgResearch, New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre and MPI, this course presents New Zealand’s agricultural GHG emissions in the context of their contribution to global emissions and climate change. An introductory understanding of the GHG source/sink from the carbon and nitrogen cycles in NZ farming systems is developed, with an emphasis on pastoral and forestry systems.  The online study material, short course presentations and use of Overseer Nutrient budgeting software will introduce the practitioner to the skills required to develop emissions reduction plans for actual pastoral farming enterprises.
The contact course, workshop discussions and participant presentations will expose the rural professionals to the latest in GHG mitigation research for pastoral and arable farming.

Further information

Farm Dairy Effluent: System Design and Management

Developed in conjunction with Dairy NZ, a course is offered that is is relevant to industry practitioners, rural professionals, regulatory and governance personnel and scientists engaged in providing advice relating to the design, management and auditing of farm dairy effluent (FDE) systems.

Further information on the Farm Dairy Effluent course, and for a free copy of the
Dairy Effluent Storage Calculator.

Advanced Soil Conservation

Massey University is currently in the process of revising our Advanced Soil Conservation 3 x 5-credit module courses to align with the Government’s requirements under the new Action for healthy waterways plan, which will require Fresh Water Farm Plans for most NZ farms. These courses will be modified in line with the key competencies required for accredited Farm Environmental Planners.

Further information

Having been accepted for a short course, if you wish to pay by credit card


Participants at the Intermediate
Sustainable Nutrient Management contact course, Palmerston North Campus.


Use of the latest software is a
key component of all courses


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