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Fieldays 2019: Innovation Award winners announced

20 June 2019

Cow drinking from a feeding trough

Innovation Award products included:

  • PICMI - a system for locating work for seasonal workers and finding seasonal workers for growers
  • Future Post  - fence posts made from recycled plastics
  • Bobble Trough - designed by year 13 agribusiness students at St Paul's Collegiate, won the school’s innovation section.

Bobble Trough is an automated trough float with a small submerged electrode. It releases small amounts of copper ions into the trough water, preventing the growth of algae and microorganisms.

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Read more about the winning innovations:

Indicators of progression for discussion starters

Component Indicator Level
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to describe examples of how technology has impacted on the natural world over time 3
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to explain how critical evaluation, informed creativity, and boundary pushing
impacts on technological development and public views of technology
7

Keywords: farming, digital, construction and mechanical, materials, characteristics of technology, awards

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