Farming Technology


5 & 8

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Biological Sciences – Ecosystems

Earth and Space Sciences – Renewable/Non-renewable resources

Additional: Careers; Economy

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems; Form and Function

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface

Years: 5, 8

Word Count: 655 words + 2:00m video

Agricultural robot Agbot II, designed and built by QUT with support from the Queensland Government, could save Australia’s farm sector $1.3 billion a year by reducing the costs of weeding crops by around 90 per cent. This article, accompanied by a short 2 minute video, looks at the technological developments having an impact on the agricultural world.

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5 & 8