What We Do

Lincoln Agritech has the following areas of expertise:


Supplying tools that enable regional and central government, as well as water users, to manage groundwater quality, nitrogen impacts and water allocation to enable a sustainable future for New Zealand’s water resource; our work includes hydrological resource characterisation and assessment of groundwater assimilative capacity.

Precision Agriculture 

Providing technologies and advice to enable efficient agricultural and horticultural production systems and to respond to inter- and intra-field variation; includes best management practices, technologies and models to balance pesticide and fertiliser use, sustainable primary production and environmental protection.

New Materials

Creating new revenue opportunities for New Zealand’s primary sector developing new functionalised high value materials from coarse wool. Lincoln Agritech is leading the ‘New Uses for Wool’ partnership programme, a joint venture between the New Zealand Government and Wool Industry Research Ltd (WIRL). The seven-year programme aims to develop high volume, high value materials from New Zealand’s coarse wool industry.

Sensing Technology:

Providing smart sensing technologies to benefit New Zealand’s agricultural and industrial sectors that reduce costs, realise new revenue streams and improve decision-making for our clients.

Electromagnetics: Remote electromagnetic sensing for precision measurements in agriculture, medical imaging, industrial processing and civil engineering, including design, simulation and prototyping of complex systems such as radar, transmission lines, capacitance devices and antennas.

Machine Vision: Extracting data from images to enable sensing solutions; specialising in image processing, deep learning and designing custom neural networks for detecting fruit in their natural growing environment and remote predator sensing as well as other optical sensors, such as LiDAR and multispectral cameras.


Providing microbial biotechnology and consulting to industry and agriculture, including biocontrol to manage disease and to enhance plant growth systems for farming, horticulture and forestry. Includes a large collection of New Zealand fungi and bacteria, in particular indigenous and exotic strains of Trichoderma that are a significant resource for commercialising biocontrol agents and plant growth promoting microbes.

Information Technology and IRRICAD™

Developing software tools for a range of applications to deliver decision-making and visualisations from complex data; includes IRRICAD™, a world leading computer software system developed and sold commercially by Lincoln Agritech in over 90 countries, for designing pressurised irrigation systems.

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Biotechnology Capability

Biotechnology Capability

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Catch Crops

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Critical Pathways Programme

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Crop Load Management

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Deep South National Science Challenge

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Grape Yield Analyser

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Groundwater Monitoring and Consultancy

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Hydrometrics (English)

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Hydrometrics (Chinese)

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IRRICAD (English)

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IRRICAD (Chinese)

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Subsurface Processes in Braided Rivers

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Optical Sensors

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PAWS: Print Acquisition for Wildlife Surveillance

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Nitrogen-fixing pines and grasses


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