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Title Scope: Farm Science
Published Australia : TEN, 2007
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Summary Imagine if cows could milk themselves, that you could make plastic out of wheat and farms had virtual fences. Well, imagine no longer, because science is planting the seeds for the farm of the future. Join Dr Rob as he reaps the rewards and SCOPES out all the science behind farming! Self Milking CowsCan cows really milk themselves? Using lasers and a robotic arm, cows can decide when and how much they want to be milked! Dr Kendra Davis, a research Fellow from the University of Sydney introduces us to Daisy the cow and shows us exactly how milking works! Lab Breakdown - NutsNut, seed, nut, seed, nut, seed.....what is it? Did you know that some nuts are actually seeds? Find out what makes a nut, a nut and what makes a seed, a seed by going nuts in the lab with Dr Rob! AquacultureYou don't just need dirt to do farming. Visit an aquaculture research centre with Luke Dutney, a Biologist from the Queensland DPI and Fisheries and find out how to breed good healthy fish and all there is to know about fish farming! Peanut ResearchCan peanuts germinate while still in their shell? BHP Billiton Science Award Finalist Megan Weller takes us through her experiment and shows us all about running two controlled experiments to answer a research question.Junior Experiment - SalinityIs too much salt bad for plants? Talia a scientist from the Double Helix Science Club grows radishes and varies the level of salinity for each plant to test what is best for optimum plant growth.Wheat PlasticsImagine making plastic out of plants so that the plastic is perfectly biodegradable! Making eco-friendly plastics is possible. Dr Doong Yang Wu from CSIRO takes us on a tour of her lab where she shows us the actual process of making plastic from wheat. Wireless Sensor NetworksWireless farms? What are they? We can revolutionise the future of farming by using wireless sensor networks. Dr Tim Wark a researcher with CSIRO demonstrates how farmers can remotely monitor moisture in soils, water salinity and even track cattle using nodes. Grab your partner by their hand and plough on in as Dr Rob SCOPES out all the science behind farming! Proving once again, that the ordinary becomes extraordinary, under the SCOPE
Event Broadcast 2011-07-07 at 08:00:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Crop rotation -- Environmental aspects.
Dairy farming -- Technological innovations.
Fish culture -- Management.
Nuts -- Health aspects.
Peanuts -- Experiments.
Australia.
New South Wales -- Sydney.
Queensland.
Form Streaming video
Author Bell, Robert, host