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Agricultural Department’s Fantastic Start to the Year



  • February 15, 2024

Agricultural Department’s Fantastic Start to the Year

It’s been a fantastic start to the year in the Ag Department welcoming new students to the subject as an elective as they come into the senior years, as well as the excitement of our Agricultural Science unit in Year 9!

This year, all of the Senior Agricultural Science students are taking on the 2024 ‘Fishing & Farming for the Future’ DAF Hermitage Schools Plant Science Competition. Year 10 Science Aggies are starting their entries by researching global food security and the worldwide challenges facing the aquaculture industry in both developing and developed nations. The Year 11-12 Aggies have started two different experiments, one investigating the efficiency of different organic substrates on the denitrification process in bioreactors, and another on the effectiveness of different rates of nitrogen on hydroponically grown green and red cos lettuce.

Finally, our newest Year 10 Agricultural Science Practical classes have been busy bees learning all about the world of apiary; building new beehives from scratch! They will build the brood boxes, frames, and all components over the term, then place a nuke in to establish a new living hive. They will also get to extract and bottle fresh honey from the hives across the farm. Exciting times ahead.

Jade King, Head of Agriculture

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