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Agricultural Science News 17 May 2019

Agricultural Science in the first few weeks of Term 2 has been action-packed with the UQ Sunflower competition well under way, the Ekka Hyline hens arriving last week and the DAF Hermitage Plant Science Competition barley disease investigation starting and MORE! 2019’s UQ Sunflower competition has seen Courtney gain prime position for her sunflower which
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Point of Lay Pullets for sale

As part of our Agricultural Science Agribusiness studies, I have set up a small business to sell some of our beautiful farm produce. My business is “Hinterland Hens”. I am offering 20 week old Point of Lay Pullets for sale. “Hinterland Hens” pullets are purebred Australorp and Hybrid Leghorn breeds. The Australorp chickens (black) are
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Pay 4 Hay update – first hay and supplies run

This is just a quick update on the GCC PAY4HAY fundraising for drought relief that all of you have been a part of. We made our first hay and supplies run down to Warialda over the weekend, and yes I believe all that who went are exhausted! This is just the beginning, and the Aggies
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‘Aggies’ come 1st at the Ekka

WOW, we did not expect this one – a bit like how we didn’t expect a hen to spontaneously lay an egg during photos at the Ekka (ask Georgia Chapman about that one or scroll down through the photos below). This is the first year Ag Science has entered into the Ekka, and what a
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Amazing ‘Aggies’ have done it again!

Wow! The Year 10 Agricultural Science students and Jess Perro (Year 11) attended the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries awards ceremony this week and enjoyed incredible success. There were even more prizes than we expected or knew about! Here is the list: Jessica Perro 2018 Conference Award UQ FEAST Scholarship Award Travis Kuijpers-Weeks Runner up Paul Johnston
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‘Game of Drones’ award in Agricultural Science

The Agricultural Science students have had massive success in the ‘Game of Drones’ Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Plant Science Project Awards! Jessica Perro has won the Conference Award, entitling her to $1000 to attend the World of Drones Congress in Brisbane where she has also been invited to present. Travis Kuijpers-Weeks has come Runner
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Sunflowers – golden yellow giants

Agricultural Science Students in all grades decided to have an attempt at the UQ Sunflower Growing Competition this year and it looks to be the year of very tall sunflowers. In the four years Glasshouse Christian College has entered this competition, these sunflowers are definitely the tallest ever. It’s going to be very interesting to
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Vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi application rates!

It is set to be a term of great discoveries in Agricultural Science this term with the Year 12 students starting their very own extended agricultural investigations. Some topics the students have chosen to investigate include ‘Vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi application rates and its effect on corn growth’, ‘The effect of auxins on plants geotropism ability’
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Agricultural Science – what’s happening in 2018?

We are so excited about another amazing year in Agricultural Science! A fresh batch of Year 10 students have joined our program and are immersing themselves in plant nutrient requirements and will be investigating nutrient deficiencies in hydroponic plants. Our Year 11 students will be working for local growers with the latest technology, including drone
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Agricultural Science camp

Year 11 Agricultural Science students began Term 4 heading out to rural New South Wales to experience a whole range of extensive agricultural enterprises which differ quite significantly from our more intensive local production. First, students visited Mr Shaun Coleman’s broad-acre farm which utilises GPS navigation and precision farming techniques. This was an eye-opening experience
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