Tertiary Catalogue

Agriculture


The Challenges of New Technologies

Agriculture and Technology

For many new agricultural technologies, feasibility issues need to be considered before they can be adopted by farmers and businesses. This video explains why scientific verification and practical adoption of technology are both important and...Show More

Impact of New Technologies

Agriculture and Technology

New technologies in the agricultural industry can have environmental, social and economic impacts. This video explores the technology that targets methane emissions, how fruit yield and quality can lead to greater profitability and how commercial...Show More

Defining the Problem

Agriculture and Technology

Agricultural processes have a large-scale impact on natural resources and ecosystems and many businesses are turning to technology to help. This video introduces some issues that agricultural technologies aim to address, including water scarcity,...Show More

Developing Technological Solutions

Agriculture and Technology

Before agricultural technologies can be adopted by businesses, they need to be thoroughly tested and evaluated. This video looks at the techniques and systems researchers use to collect and evaluate data, such as internet-connected sensors and...Show More
Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis

Life in the Sea

Photosynthesis supplies all oxygen for life, and it began in the sea. Amazingly, it all relies on one basic kind of chemical reaction that was achieved over two billion years ago by cyanobacteria, and cyanobacteria living as endosymbionts in...Show More
Eat, Grow, Love

Eat, Grow, Love

We often ask ourselves, how can I contribute to a more sustainable society? What’s the best thing I can be doing? Eat, Grow, Love travels across the globe to find that permaculture could well hold some of the answers. Six individuals living in...Show More
Farm to Fork: Primary and Secondary Processing

Farm to Fork: Primary and Secondary Processing

How does food get from the farm to our table? In this program we trace the route cereals, fruits, vegetables and dairy products take to get from the point of origin to the consumer. We also explore why there are often several processing steps in...Show More
Sensitivity of Plants and Animals to pH Change

Sensitivity of Plants and Animals to pH Change

Acids, Bases and Salts

Objective: To learn about how changes in the pH affect plants and animals. Learning outcomes - students will be able to: 1. Identify the changes in the pH value of soil and its effect on the plants. 2. Recognise the changes in the pH value...Show More
Drought in Australia

Drought in Australia

Natural Hazards

Australia is the driest inhabited continent on the planet. Drought in many parts of this nation is a fact of life. At just about any point in time, somewhere in Australia will be experiencing drought. It poses challenges to many areas of society...Show More
Australia's Diverse Environments: Natural and Human

Australia's Diverse Environments: Natural and Human

Join us on a whirlwind tour of Australia's diverse natural and man-made environments. We kick off with the Great Dividing Range's impact on rainfall and human habitation, and then dive into the Great Barrier Reef, revealing the impact of global...Show More
Biodiversity: The Web of Life

Biodiversity: The Web of Life

This program focuses on the incredible variety of life on our planet and explores the biological processes at work in communities and ecosystems throughout the globe.
Biophysical Environment: Ecosystems and Interactions

Biophysical Environment: Ecosystems and Interactions

In this program we look at the interactions between the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere at three scales: - Global: latitude and vegetation patterns. - Regional: catchment. - Local: mangroves.
Sustainable Agriculture: Managing Our Land for the Future

Sustainable Agriculture: Managing Our Land for the Future

This program presents 4 case studies of sustainable agriculture: - Whole form planning: inputs, outputs, erosion control, soil management, tree planting, water management, and salinity control. - Landcare: Communities banding together. -...Show More
Plant Adaptations

Plant Adaptations

This programme investigates the basic characteristics of aquatic and terrestrial environments, and the adaptations of the plants that live in those environments. Among the specific areas examined are: - Supporting structures and movement,...Show More