What We Do

Lincoln Agritech is differentiated by our focus on sensing technologies as a key enabler across our research themes. This thinking also flows through to how we’re structured.
Our sector-aligned science teams are arranged to provide sector-specific domain insight and research capability, around a core team with broad knowledge in the science and delivery of sensing technologies.

Our activities and research outputs are supported by the corporate and business development teams.

Sensing Technology Solutions

What can be measured can be managed. We develop smart sensing technologies to help our clients improve their decision making and attain competitive advantage by reducing costs and realising new revenue streams and product opportunities. Our work typically includes machine vision, microwave sensing, acoustic, biosensor and electrochemisty techniques.

Precision Agriculture Technology

Providing technologies and advice to enable efficient agricultural and horticultural production systems. Precision Ag is an agricultural management concept based on observing and responding to intra-field variation. It relies on new technologies such as satellite imagery, information technology, and geospatial tools when applying farming inputs.

Environmental Water Quality

Supplying tools that enable regional and central government, as well as water users, to manage ground water quality, nitrogen impacts and water allocation to enable a sustainable future for New Zealand’s water resource. We have generated nationally significant tools and models, including work in hydrological resource characterisation and assessment of groundwater assimilative capacity.

New Materials

Creating new revenue opportunities for New Zealand’s primary sector and beyond by developing new functionalised and high value materials from primary products. Our current research has focused on developing new high-value materials from New Zealand’s coarse wool industry.

IRRICAD and Software Consulting

Designed by Lincoln Agritech, IRRICAD is a world leading computer software system for designing pressurised irrigation systems. It is available in eight languages and has been exported globally since 1988. Our software consulting team have expertise in processing complex data to create simple visualisation tools and interactive dashboards.

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Lincoln Agritech General Brochure

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Deep South National Science Challenge

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Grape Yield Analyser

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PAWS: Print Acquisition for Wildlife Surveillance

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Crop Load Management

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Catch Crops

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Optical Sensors

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Groundwater Monitoring and Consultancy

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Hydrometrics (English)

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IRRICAD (English)

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Hydrometrics (Chinese)

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IRRICAD (Chinese)

Biotechnology Capability

Biotechnology Capability

N fixation

Nitrogen-fixing pines and grasses