Lincoln University Seed Research Centre

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Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand

The Seed Research Centre focuses on research and training in seed science and seed technology, product development and commercialisation.

About the Seed Research Centre

The Lincoln University Seed Research Centre was established in 2009 within the Bio-Protection Research Centre. It is based in Canterbury, the major seed production region of New Zealand.

Seed research

The Centre works closely with leading seed researchers and seed companies. Researchers in the Centre are developing new and innovative:

  • microbial seed treatments
  • advanced seed production systems
  • seed coatings
  • seed-transmitted endophytes.

The Centre specialises in identifying and characterising new biological control agents from microbes and developing them into seed delivered products that can protect plants from attack by pests and diseases.

Training in seed technology

Every year the Centre hosts a three-week Seed Technology Short Course for workers in the seed industry, which involves training in seed production, seed quality and post-harvest seed technologies.

The Centre hosts postgraduate researchers from New Zealand and overseas. Contact Prof John Hampton if you are interested in working in the Seed Research Centre.