Lincoln University is the university within New Zealand for which the land-based industries are most important and the home of world-leading expertise in nitrous oxide emission mitigation.
Lincoln includes teams of researchers with skills relevant to the Centre in nitrous oxide emission mitigation and measurement, agricultural economics, soil science, environmental science and agricultural systems management.
Larissa is in her fourth year (Honours) of a Bachelor of Agricultural Science in the Agricultural life sciences (AGLS) department at Lincoln University. Larissa is supervised by Dr Rachael Bryant.
Larissa is undertaking a research project looking at whether pre-mowing pasture affects pasture intake, quality, milk production, nitrogen intake and subsequent nitrogen partitioning.
Having grown up on northern Otago (Waitaki Plains) farm, Larissa has a strong interest in the sector and the science: "I find the science behind both the running and success of a farm extremely interesting"
Through tertiary study Larissa has "developed knowledge on animal nutrition, which includes animal health, feeding, soil science and animal production" that will help in her as an animal nutritionist. Larissa is keen to help develop on-farm solutions so that farmers can get the best from their farm and animals.