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Technology in Australia 1788-1988Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
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Chapter 1

I Groping In A Strange Environment: 1788-1851

II Farmers Take The Initiative: 1851-1888

III Enter Education And Science: 1888-1927

IV Agricultural Science Pays Dividends: 1927-1987

V Examples Of Research And Development 1928-1988
i Land assessment
ii Improving the environment
iii Adapting to the environment
iv Improving farm management

VI International Aspects Of Agricultural Research

VII Future Prospects

VIII Acknowledgements



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5 A common sight in the Australian countryside, particularly between the mid-1930s and the mid-1970s, were field plots testing new plant varieties, fertilizers, weedicides or methods of management.

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