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Agricultural Technology Videos (10 results)

How will we feed the world population by the year 2050? The United Nations projects that by 2050 the world population will have risen to 9.7 billion people—more than 2 billion more people than today! To feed everyone, we will need a lot more food, which makes agricultural technology incredibly important. Agricultural technology is the use of science, engineering, and technology to make agriculture (farming) better. This can mean a wide range of things, including preventing plant diseases, gathering data to optimize crop yield (the amount of food you can grow on a piece of land), using resources like water more effectively, or even creating more nutritious versions of a vegetable!

Try one of the projects below to explore some of the solutions farmers, researchers, and engineers are trying around the world. Maybe you'll be working alongside them one day making sure we can feed everyone.

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Unsure of what the steps of the scientific method are? Not sure how to apply the scientific method? Watch how we use the scientific method to explore the science of popping boba – fun juice filled balls that pop in your mouth. You can find more information about each step of the scientific method at https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/science-fair/steps-of-the-scientific-method?from=YouTube. Science Buddies also hosts a library of instructions for over 1,500 other hands-on…
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A Southland farmer finds many uses for a drone on his property in a Beef + Lamb NZ project
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It took over 30 years to create the perfect apple. Find out how scientists designed the Honeycrisp to be the best. What Happens If We Give A.I. The Ability To Remember Everything? - https://youtu.be/3Nq-9_SwC68 Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here - http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI We got nominated for a People's Choice Webby! That means, you can help us win. Please, take a minute and vote for us here…
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The mid-20th century was a bad time to be an apple lover. The produce section of supermarkets only had a few apples, and one stood tall above the rest: Mealy, and tough-skinned, it was the Red Delicious. Back in those days, apples were a commodity, and the race to provide apples at the lowest price suppressed prices for all apple growers and discouraged apple innovation. A few things helped change that world for the better — and chief among them was the discovery of the Honeycrisp. This is…
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A lot of people had questions about apples! Indiana farmer Calvin explains how apple trees grow in this video. Do your kids/students have questions about agriculture? Submit their questions at agfoundation.org!
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Find out how GMOs are made by following the Hawaii Papaya GMO case study. The Hawaiian Papaya is a good example of a GMO crop that was genetically modified because of a disease that had a negative effect on the quality of a commercial food cultivation. The Papaya Ringspot Virus was ruining Hawaii’s papaya industry. So scientists decided to use genetic modification to resolve this problem. GMOs are created to withstand certain environmental problems, like insects or diseases. In order to do…
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A 20 year journey has led to the first commercial harvest of Arctic® apples. Hear what OSF Founder Neal Carter and former Intrexon CEO Geno Germano think of this momentous occasion.
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How do weeds impact crop growth? Why should farmers be concerned about the growth of weeds (unwanted plants) in their crops? This video demonstrates a simulation activity found in the lesson plan, "The Science of a GMO." Link to lesson plan: https://www.agclassroom.org/matrix/lesson/598
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This video demonstrates the laboratory activity in the lesson plan, "The Science of a GMO." Students use an inquiry-based approach to observe 2 soybean seeds phenotypically through observation followed by genotypically through a simple protein detection test to determine the similarities and differences of a conventional (non-GM) soybean and a GM soybean. Link to lesson plan: https://www.agclassroom.org/matrix/lesson/598 Link to Soybean Seed Test lab kit:…
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Why are GMOs bad? They aren’t. They just aren’t, not intrinsically, and certainly not for your health. We’ve been eating them for decades with no ill effects, which makes sense, because a genetically modified organism is simply an organism, like every other organism, produces hundreds of thousands of proteins, but one or two of them are proteins that were chosen specifically by humans. Hosted by: Hank Green ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters -- we couldn't make…
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