Ground Cover Supplement : GC Supplement - Collaboration
Claire assesses clover species for a Plant Breeders Rights trial at the Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research. Dominic completed his Industry Placement looking at algae growth for feeding oysters, at Shellfish Culture, Tasmania. Engage students using new 3D rotational technology that allows students to see molecules in a whole new light. MoleculeVisualiser allows the investigation of derivative chemicals in poppies, alkaloid chemicals in almonds, cheese-making, fermentation in beer, and pesticides used in the cotton sector. MoleculeVisualiser makes chemistry fun. Available from www.picse.net New free high-tech teaching resource from PICSE Relevant science Raising awareness about science-based careers in primary industries is central to the activities of the Primary Industry Centre for Science Education (PICSE). PICSE is a national program, delivered regionally, which aims to attract talented young students to study science at university. It is funded by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations in partnership with a host university and the GRDC, Horticulture Australia Ltd, Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (RDC), Cotton RDC, Cotton Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) and Dairy Australia. PICSE has eight Activity Centres around Australia, based at the University of Tasmania (UTAS), University of Western Australia, University of New England, University of Southern Queensland, University of the Sunshine Coast, Flinders University, GrowSmart in SA Riverland and the Cotton CRC in Narrabri. Students and teachers in regional Victoria are invited to attend events at the GrowSmart and UTAS Activity Centres. PICSE achieves improved awareness by: nproviding professional development for teachers; ndeveloping industry-specific classroom resources; nproviding targeted school visits to pre-tertiary science classes; nrunning Industry Science camps for students in Years 10, 11 and 12; nrunning Industry Placement programs for Year 11 and 12 students; and nholding Science Investigation Awards at each Activity Centre for students from primary and high schools. Details about all teaching resources, activities and the application process for students can be found on the PICSE website (www.picse.net). Primary industry science goes beyond gumboots and tractors Chyna worked on a process of alkaloid isolation to determine the concentration of alkaloids in lupin seeds as well as content analysis of fruit juices.
GC Supplement - Foliar fungal diseases
GC Supplement - Spray application technology