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Unit plan: Biocontrol in action

YearRangeCurriculumStrand

4-6
7-8
9-10

Middle Primary
Upper Primary
Lower Secondary

Science


Technology


Nature of Science
Living World

Nature of Technology
Technological Practice
Technological Knowledge

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Overview

Students carry out a practical investigation to help AgResearch scientists monitor the spread of Microctonus aethiopoides (a tiny wasp) and its success as a biocontrol agent for clover root weevil.

Purpose

To investigate the efficacy of a real biocontrol agent in New Zealand and to understand the significance of biocontrol in the wider context of dairy farming

Keywords

Biocontrol, clover root weevil, wasp, dairy farming.

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