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Welcome to The New Zealand Institute of Agricultural & Horticultural Science (NZIAHS)

NZIAHS exists to promote:

  • the professional interests of members
  • the views of professional agriculturalists & horticulturalists
  • the development of science and technology in agriculture & horticulture
  • the use of agricultural & horticultural technology.


NZIAHS represents over 600 members covering all aspects of the primary sector including research and teaching in the Crown Research Institutes (CRIs), the universities and the private sector; primary industry companies involved with the meat, wool, dairy, fertiliser and horticulture sectors; extension and management specialists and students.
We have 11 corporate members including PGG Wrightson, DairyNZ, AGMARDT, Ballance Agri-Nutrients, Horticulture New Zealand, Federated Farmers, AgResearch, Plant & Food Research, Catalyst R&D, Massey and Lincoln

International Association of Plant Biotechnology
The New Zealand Institute of Agricultural & Horticultural Science
and the
International Association of Plant Biotechnology - New Zealand Branch
are jointly hosting this conference:-
“Plants for the Future”
1-3 July 2015
Ag/Hort Lecture Block, Massey University, Palmerston North

Papers on any topic of interest to our members will be accepted, but we anticipate sessions on:-

Breeding for Complex Traits
Novel Breeding Technologies
Plants and their Environment
Plants for Food and Wellbeing
click here for more information

Registration form
Abstract Submission Template guidelines (download doc file)

Abstract Submission Template (download word template)

Any enquiries please contact Jenny Taylor





Plants for the Future
1-3 July 2015
Massey University,
Palmerston North
more. . .

Canterbury Forum
Sustainable Farming Systems
for the Future
Wed 21 October 2015
Lincoln University

Waikato Forum
Sustainability Forum:
Is Farming Sustainable?
November 2015
Waikato University