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Department of Agricultural Sciences

The Department of Agricultural Sciences is responsible for teaching and research in the plant and animal sciences, and in crop and livestock production.

The teaching and research brings a strategic and applied focus to technologies of particular relevance to New Zealand’s including export-orientated land-based industries.
The Department teaches into a range of academic programmes including the Bachelor of Agricultural Science (BAgSci), the Bachelor of Agriculture (BAg), the Bachelor of Science (BSc), the Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture) (Bcom(Ag)) and the Diplomas in Agriculture and Farm Management. The department also supervises a number of postgraduate programmes including master's degrees and PhD.
The range of research conducted is extensive including:
* Alternative dryland pasture species
* Animal nutrition
* Conversion of forests into pasture
* Economic viability of New Zealand farming systems
* Grain legume agronomy
* Nitrogen fixation and nitrogen cycling
* Shelter on dairy farms
* Sustainability in farming systems.
Want more information?
Professor Graham Barrell
Head of Department
+64 3 423 0655

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