Everyday plant health heroes

Ebony King

Year 11 student at Glasshouse Christian College, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Award recipient at the 2019 and 2020 Hermitage Schools Plant Science Competition

Plant health has a direct link to the yield and production of the plant and can be affected due to nutrition, pests, climate, water etc.

What is your favourite subject?

Agricultural science

What would you like to do when you finish school?

Go to university and study something related to agriculture, have a gap year and travel around the Scandinavian
countries.

What does plant health mean to you?

Plant health has a direct link to the yield and production of the plant and can be affected due to nutrition, pests, climate, water etc. It is important to understand these things as a decrease in yield means a decrease in food and fibre produced for the increasing global population, as well as economic returns to the producer and country.

What interests you about plant health?

Finding disease and pest resistant varieties of certain plants through experimental methods. I really enjoy the research side of plant science and doing investigations.

Awards

2020 Hermitage Schools Plant Science Competition

  • Paul Johnston Memorial Senior Science Award – Runner-up (years 10-12)
  • Conference Award recipient (years 10-12)
  • QUT Most Outstanding Poster Award – Highly Commended (years 10-12)
  • Overall First Place Class Award – Year 11, Glasshouse Christian College

2019 Hermitage Schools Plant Science Competition

  • Paul Johnston Memorial Senior Science Award – Runner-up (years 10-12)
  • Conference Award recipient (years 10-12)
  • UQ FEAST Scholarship recipient (years 10-12)
  • QUT Most Outstanding Poster Award – Winner (years 10-12)
  • Overall Second Place Class Award – Year 10, Glasshouse Christian College

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