Massey University is committed to addressing the issues faced by the development and management of natural resources to ensure a sustainable future for the world.
Massey's Bachelor of AgriCommerce gives you essential skills for a business-focused career in the primary production sector.
You'll learn how to apply and integrate scientific, technological and business knowledge to meet current and emerging opportunities in the primary industries.
Advance your understanding of the world of agrifood and and gain skills to solve problems and effect change. A doctor of philosophy is a challenging and rewarding programme of study that will pave a way to a career centred on research and innovation.
Massey's world-class Bachelor of AgriScience programme focuses on the overlapping areas of agriculture, management and technology.
Gain an understanding of agricultural systems within the wider context of the economy and society, and focus on key areas like soils, plants and animals, economics, and agricultural systems management.
Massey has the largest number of specialised majors across the biological sciences in New Zealand to feed your passion for animals, biology and life sciences.
Study Massey's Bachelor of Engineering with Honours and start becoming an engineer from day one.
You'll work on practical projects that can help both our communities and industry, giving you a feel for what engineering involves, and the skills that distinguish you from the rest.
Acquire the analytical and management skills to help you improve productivity and sustainability of agricultural systems, in New Zealand, and around the world.
Massey’s Master of Agriculture is ideal for primary industry professionals who are seeking to upskill.
As a Massey's Master of Applied Statistics student you will benefit from the multi-disciplinary environment, and world-leading science faculty with expertise in all the fundamental sciences.
Gain the knowledge and skills for a more in-depth understanding of an area of scientific study.
Massey University’s Master of Science is a 180 credit master qualification (a 240 credit MSc is also available). The 180 credit masters offers a rigorous programme of learning yet can be achieved in one and a half years.
Gain a comprehensive understanding of supply chain concepts and acquire the ability to solve complex problems, and articulate insights to a range of stakeholders.
Massey’s Postgraduate Diploma in Science is an interdisciplinary degree programme that provides a pathway to a Masters programme, pending ability.
Access Massey University's expertise and build vital capability in your organisation through customised professional development courses and cohort partnerships for the delivery of academic programmes.
Professor Hedley is an expert in: soil-plant phosphate interactions; phosphate, sulphur and trace element fertiliser development and evaluation; soil and plant analysis; soil fertility and fertiliser recommendations, nutrient cycling in grazed pasture systems, nutrient budgeting and the development of educational short courses in Nutrient Management.
By mid-2016, 1800 rural professionals have undertaken training in Nutrient Management and Nutrient Budgeting through the Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre.
Over the past 30 years, Mike has worked directly on soil fertility problems in Canada, UK, Philippines, Ecuador and New Zealand and indirectly through supervised PhD students conducting research on estate crop and field crop projects in Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Myanmar.
Proven solutions for profitability
Securing food supply in the future
Investigating the use of farm management tools by New Zealand farmers
Learning about cow health and pasture growth
Providing better insights into New Zealand milk production and farmgate milk prices
Increasing the yield and reliability of medical grade manuka honey
Supporting Indonesian locals to farm mine tailings for gold, creating wealth for communities and lessening toxic run-off
Massey University hosts an online database of over 70 of New Zealand's more troublesome weeds found in agriculture and horticulture.
Each page has information on how to identify the featured weed (with photographs), as well as information about the weed and some suggestions on how best to control it.
Massey University’s Dame Ella Campbell Herbarium in Palmerston North houses approximately 75,000 plant species used for scientific research.
Herbaria are used for studies related to ecology, geography, systematics, and taxonomy.
The majority of our collection comes from New Zealand, but there are also many specimens from around the world.
The herbarium is open to the public at certain times.
Massey's Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre (FLRC) provides practical solutions to problems and issues in the primary production sectors of New Zealand, and mechanisms for information transfer between science, industry, policy and regulatory bodies concerned with primary production.
Services include professional development short courses tailored to the needs of science, industry, policy and regulatory bodies concerned with primary production, consultation on a wide range of issues, and a comprehensive analytical service for soil, plant, water (including effluent) and fertiliser materials.
Massey's Agricultural Experiment Station is an international centre of excellence for on-farm teaching and research.
The University sustainably farms 2,000 hectares with 12,000 sheep, 1,000 beef cattle, 1,100 dairy cows and 170 deer, and has a mixed enterprise/grazing/cropping unit.
Find out more about our facilities, capabilities and services by visiting the Massey Agricultural Experiment Station on massey.ac.nz.
Te Puna Whakatipu is a small team within Massey that leads and develops strategic initiatives in the agrifood business space.
It focuses on identifying the big issues where Massey expertise can add value, helps source funding and assembles the best people to deliver on projects that transform the agrifood economy in New Zealand and internationally.