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Stage 6 agriculture

The following resources can be adapted by teachers to suit the individual needs of their students.

Plants in agriculture

Plant breeders from Sydney University describe some of their work including the development of double haploid wheat, production of tomato varieties adapted to drought and heat, research methodology using wheat breeding as the context and the use of integrated pest management in controlling crown rot in wheat.

Students are provided with questions and answers that assist them to understand the HSC agriculture syllabus content and a glossary is included.

Animals in schools

Advice is provided to help schools be compliant with all animal welfare legislation as well as being an educational resource for both teachers and students.

Raising the steaks – the science of cattle breeding

This video explores the tools and techniques that are available to beef cattle producers to use in their quest to improve the productivity of their herd.

Dairy farming into the future

The video documents the whole milking process in a robotic dairy. It includes an interview with Assoc. Prof. Kendra Kerrisk describing the process and explaining the reasons for its development and use.

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