Hermitage Plant Science Competition - Glasshouse Christian College

Hermitage Plant Science Competition

  • September 1, 2020

The Agricultural Science students achieved some amazing results in the Hermitage Plant Science competition run by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. For the first time ever, the Year 11 Aggies won Overall 1st Class! We also backed this up with an Overall 3rd Class for the Year 10 Aggies! Individual prizes from the awards were as follows:

Ebony King 
Runner-up Paul Johnston Memorial Prize worth $500
$1000 Conference award
QUT Runner-up Most outstanding poster award

Kimberly Bland
$1000 Conference award
UQ Feast Scholarship

Connor Ferguson
UQ Feast Scholarship

Tate Doneathy
Encouragement prize

Jorja Goddard
Encouragement prize

Students conducted a range of investigations, including “How different rates of fertiliser affects NDVI and plant health of pasture” and “How different coatings on nitrogen fertiliser affects plant uptake and leaching”. They also presented on a global agricultural issue and completed a mind map on plant health.

Jade King, Head of Agricultural Studies

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