CSIRO's Hayley Norman and Damien Mowat explain how they identified anameka as one of the most nutritious shrubs for sheep to eat, using scientific tools as well as monitoring the preferences of the animals.
Flinders University's Emma deCourcy-Ireland and Lachlan Palmer explain how they identified grains that were high in iron and zinc, using X-ray fluorescence Mass spectrometry, and why those nutrients are important.
SARDI's Rohan Kimber demonstrates how potential threats to crops can be identified with the help of a mobile spore sampler, a machine on top of a car that sucks samples into a chamber as a driver travels around a farm.
Junior scientist Henry demonstrates how to turn an ordinary chicken egg into a rubbery sphere, explaining the chemical reaction involved when white vinegar dissolves the shell and transforms the physical properties of the egg.
CSIRO's Seonaid Philip explains how her team examined soil in northern Australia to identify potential farmland suitable for growing plants, including testing for carbon, nitrogen and erodibility.
The University of Queensland's Katie Macintosh reveals how pig manure can be utilised to produce biogas through anaerobic digestion, and explains how the energy source could be used to power farms.
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