Dr. Charles “Merf” Merfield
BHU Future Farming Centre
Dr Charles Merfield, AKA ‘Merf’ is the head of the Future Farming Centre, Lincoln, Canterbury. He has worked on both sides of the science/farming fence, having started out as an organic vegetable grower in both the UK and NZ before joining academia in the mid 1990s. His research covers, soil, crop husbandry, pests, diseases & weeds plus machinery and system design. He and the Future Farming Centre focus on sustainable and permanent agriculture, undertaking practical science and translating it into even more practical advice, to help farmers and growers achieve their goals.