Subject benchmark statements academic standards - Agriculture, forestry, agricultural sciences, food

thumbnailOne of a series of benchmark statements from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education providing general guidance for the academic community to identify and define the learning and teaching programm
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Science of Food - Food as Medicine

The medicinal properties of food, and how it can be used to treat illnesses such as the common cold, are examined in this video for KS2 and KS3 pupils. A good balanced diet is essential to being healthy but some foods can be used to treat ailments. The video focuses on the health benefits of Vitamin C, honey and chicken soup.
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Secondary Green Resources

This video highlights three resources to help teach green issues to secondary pupils.
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Urban Engineering - Green Power

Two pioneering projects demonstrate new ways of generating and using heat. Howe Dell Primary School uses an amazing combination of green technologies to make their school eco-friendly. Amongst other practices, the school collects rain water to flush toilets, and a wind turbine helps generates electricity. Later, the use of boilers is explored through micro combined heat and power. A new ground
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Bioversity International - Newsletter for Europe No. 40, July 2010

pdfBioversity's Regional Office for Europe provides the Coordination Secretariats for the European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources (ECPGR) and for the European Forest Genetic Resources Programme (EUFORGEN). Bioversity publishes two issues of the Newsletter for
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Mighty Mycorrhizae

thumbnailResearch Question: How does the pH affect plant growth in absence and presence of mycorrhizae? This small experiment will help us find it out.
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Multi-Institutional Distance Learning Course in Ex Situ Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources

pdfThis publication, funded by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA, its French acronym), covers basic concepts of plant genetic resources, germplasm acquisition, introduction, conservation, characterization, documentation, and germplasm bank managem
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Law and Policy of Relevance to the Management of Plant Genetic Resources

thumbnailThis module will help professionals who are managing, conserving and using plant genetic resources (PGR) for food and agriculture in developing countries and/or
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Will cleaning products affect the germination/growth of your plants?

thumbnailRachel & Paige's Hypothesis: If we spray cleaning products onto the plants then it will stunt the growth of the plant and it will start to die, because the ingredients will harm or even kill the pl
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Seed Handling in Genebanks: Self-Learning Module

This interactive self-learning module on seed handling in genebanks is drawn from the Handbook for Genebanks No. 8: Manual of Seed Handling in Genebanks (Rao et al., 2006). This is the standard reference for genebank work and one of the few sources of practical information for genebank curators and technicians on seed conservation, technology, storage and management.
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Garlic: Organic Production

pdfGarlic is a cool-season crop grown in most regions of the U.S. This publication addresses most aspects of organic garlic production, including seed sources, organic fertility management, pest management and harvesting and storage. Marketing and economic considerations, inclu
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What you need to grow pawpaws

thumbnailThis is a short but detailed guide on the cultivation of pawpaws. It is important to know some general characteristics and requirements of pawpaws. In natural forestry systems, the pawpaw grows in open spaces where g
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A Crowded Landscape: Is There Room for Waste Management?

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Managing Cattle Diseases Effectively

thumbnailA Q&A-style article in which an experienced farmer from Eldoret talks about his successful disease prevention strategy.

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Harvest early and save your maize

thumbnailFarmers keep their maize for too long in the fields before harvesting. This causes weevil damage and rotting. This article provides valuable information about the handling of maize seeds.
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What is BioTechnology?

“Biotechnology” has its roots in ancient practices that can be traced back to some of the earliest civilizations. Agricultural practices and seeds evolved and spread beyond the Fertile Crescent in the Middle East into Europe and elsewhere around 9,000 B.C. and in Mesopotamia, the development of brewery fermentations arose in 6,000 B.C. In pondering contemporary biotechnology, what come to
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What is Maine’s “Forest Bioproducts Research Initiative” (FBRI)?

The Forest Bioproducts Research Initiative (FBRI), a collaboration between the University of Maine and other partners, is the largest research project in Maine’s history. FBRI addresses the pressing issues of our time: replacements for fossil fuels, renewable energy, green chemicals and creative uses of a sustainable resource--trees. The ultimate goal of FBRI is to build research infrastruc
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Winter Garden Vision

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Create Your Own Very Special, Personal Garden

thumbnailKids — would you like a garden that is really you? A garden that will be different than everyone else’s? A garden that will fun and interesting? Well, here it is. Create a garden that is named after you! This is an educat
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Create your own garden

A simple, interactive game that allows kids to create a simple garden. Suitable for the first grades of the primary school.
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