Theodore school students discover local cotton industry

A group of students from a school in Theodore, Queensland have spent an afternoon learning about Australian cotton.

About 23 students and three teachers from Theodore High School visited a local cotton farm during an excursion that was coordinated by Cotton Australia.

The event aimed to showcase the cotton industry’s improvements and efficiencies.

During the visit, the group also learned about crop rotation, water usage and efficiency gains, soil health, genetically modified crops, and farm technology.

After the excursion, the students were set the task of using their knowledge to assess their school’s soil health and water quality, as they plan future crops to plant in their school’s garden.