Successful funding application for joint research

In 2018, the Water Research Centre secured a three year MBIE Strategic Research Alliance contract with Chinese partners the Beijing Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, and the Research Centre for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Science Leader, Professor Hong Di, from Lincoln University, says the contract provides an exciting opportunity to work with Chinese researchers to address the urgent need in both New Zealand and China to reduce nitrate pollution from livestock production systems. The dominant production system in New Zealand is outdoor pastoral grazing while in China there is a mixture of pastoral grazing and housed or feed-lot systems.

New Zealand scientists involved in the research come from Lincoln University, AgResearch, Landcare Research, Plant and Food Research, and Lincoln Agritech Limited.