Robots for horticulture - TEACHING RESOURCE & VIDEO:   The value of the horticultural industry will increase with better pollination systems, robust quality control, better traceability systems, more cost-competitive practice and solutions for the difficulty of finding seasonal orchard crews.  How are some of these challenges being addressed?

The value of the horticultural industry will increase with better pollination systems, robust quality control, better traceability systems, more cost-competitive practice and solutions for the difficulty of finding seasonal orchard crews.

TEACHING RESOURCES:  Taewa (Māori potatoes) -  Taewa are traditional potato varieties grown by early Māori settlers in New Zealand. Find out how researchers are now developing unique food products from taewa.

TEACHER RESOURCES: Taewa (Māori potatoes) - Taewa are traditional potato varieties grown by early Māori settlers in New Zealand. Find out how researchers are now developing unique food products from taewa.

Unit plan: Effects of silage on a rural stream

Students investigate silage production and test a stream to see if run-off from silage is polluting it. Students then produce a pamphlet of their findings to educate the community.

The role of clover - RESOURCE:   Clover grows well in New Zealand pasture and has long been used to get nitrogen into the soil. It was introduced in the 1800s from England along with most of our pasture plants.

The role of clover - RESOURCE: Clover grows well in New Zealand pasture and has long been used to get nitrogen into the soil. It was introduced in the from England along with most of our pasture plants.

TEACHING RESOURCES: Transgenic cows - Scientists at AgResearch in New Zealand have successfully produced healthy transgenic cows that make modified milk or human therapeutic proteins in their milk.

A transgenic calf in the containment facility at AgResearch, Ruakura. Ear tags are used for identification.

Unit plan: Develop a novel taewa product

Students investigate opportunities for new products using taewa and develop a prototype taewa product for a specific market.

Unit plan: The properties of honey

Students investigate the physical and chemical properties of various honeys to design a way to distinguish Mānuka honey from other types of honey.

Unit plan: Developing a biocontrol game

Students of any level develop a board game illustrating knowledge of New Zealand’s possum problem and the strategies used to control it – including biocontrol strategies.

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