Location: BHU Building, Hort Research Area, Lincoln University.
Professional and Academic Background: HND Comm. Hort., M.Appl.Sci. Hons, PhD
Charles, better known as Merf, has a diverse background in organic horticulture and agriculture both managing farms and undertaking research and extension in a range of countries. He therefore has a deep knowledge of real-world farming and science which means he is able to effectively bridge these two arenas to ensure that research will be applicable and implementable on-farm and that farmers understand the problems and limits of what research can achieve.