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Elective 1- Agric- food, fibre and fuel technologies

Current research in biotechnology


Technological innovations in horticulture have resulted in improvements in the production of plants.

This material addresses aspects of the following syllabus outcome:

H3.4 evaluates the management of the processes in agricultural systems
H4.1 justifies and applies appropriate experimental techniques, technologies, research by methods and data presentation and analysis in relation to agricultural problems and situations.

The work presented in the following section contributes towards achieving the following syllabus content areas:

Students learn about:

Innovation, ethics and current issues

Extract from Stage 6 Agriculture Syllabus NSW Board of Studies Amended 2013

The following is a list of web sites where you can find current information on the use of biotechnology in agriculture.

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). The CSIRO Index page (external website) is a good starting point when looking for research conducted by this Federal government body.

The following links will take you to the research web pages of the relevant divisions of the CSIRO.

CSIRO journals

The following publications have some free articles that can be viewed on line:

NSW Agriculture

NSW Agriculture performs research in many aspects of Agriculture. This link takes you to Research, Extension and Education within NSW Agriculture . (external website)

E. H. Graham Centre

The E. H. Graham Centre (external website) is the research centre at Charles Sturt

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