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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

VI International Aspects Of Agricultural Research

VII Future Prospects

VIII Acknowledgements



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6 The developments that enabled wheat farmers to improve their yields, grain quality and production efficiencies included improved varieties, fertilizers, weed and disease control and cultivation practices. However, the most obvious innovations involved changes from draught power, to steam engines, to combine harvesters.

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