Centre for Soil and Environmental Research
The Centre for Soil and Environmental Research (CSER) was created to provide scientific research to advance sustainable production and environmental protection for the benefit of New Zealanders.
It is built upon a 120-year tradition of education and research in the science and management of natural resources at Lincoln University.
It brings together the combined expertise of staff experienced in soil and environmental quality research from the University and Lincoln Ventures Ltd.
Today, the Centre facilitates innovation and provides practical solutions to clients problems, though multidisciplinary contract research programmes.
Environment projects currently underway include:
- Amelioration of forage system impacts on the environment
- Reducing P leaching for sustainable dairy farming
- Reducing N and P leaching from dairy factory effluent
- Nitrous oxide emissions from land application of dairy factory wastes.
The Centre is well resourced with modern scientific equipment including the most advanced lysimeter laboratory facility in the Southern hemisphere.
Programmes support a large multicultural group of high motivated post-doctoral, PhD and MSc students carrying out internationally regarded research.
The Centre is also part of the South Island Dairying Development Centre (SIDDC), a joint venture between Lincoln University, Dexcel Ltd, Ravensdown Fertiliser Co-op Ltd, Crop & Food Research Ltd and the South Island Dairy Event network of dairy farmers.
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