Category: Society scholarship recipients

July 30, 2018

Improving health of new-born calves This year’s National Agricultural Fieldays Sir Don Llewellyn Scholarship winner is Waikato University doctoral student Gemma Lowe. Gemma receives $22,000 to assist her research into the use of infrared thermography (IRT) for the early disease detection of neonatal calf diarrhoea (NCD). She says NCD typically affects calves during their first…

March 28, 2017

2017 – Shannon Hunter  Waikato University and AgResearch Kiwis love their avocados, but none more so than scholarship winner, Shannon Hunter. The scholarship has assisted Shannon’s research to establish whether the virus that causes root rot in New Zealand avocado orchards is developing resistance to phosphite, which is commonly used to treat dieback. The research is…

March 28, 2016

2016 – Rebecca Yeates Waikato University and AgResearch Rebecca will began her work on her Master of Science (Research) in plant physiology in 2016 after completing a Bachelor of Science (Technology), also from Waikato. Rebecca’s Masters research involved assessing thousands of ryegrass seedlings to determine whether it is possible to select for seedlings with reduced root…

March 28, 2015

2015 – Danielle Lelievre Waikato University Bachelor of Science, majoring in Biological and Earth sciences Masters research Lelievre was awarded the scholarship to assist her endeavours to conduct research likely to benefit New Zealand in an increasingly competitive global industry – kiwifruit production. Lelievre’s research looks at the development of flavour in the G3 cultivar of…