The ras­cally rab­bits feast on class crop

Central and North Burnett Times - - SCHOOL NEWS -

MAK­ING a liv­ing off the land is hard work.

Bur­nett State Col­lege Year 9 students are learn­ing just how tough farm­ing can be as part of their agri­cul­ture class at Brian Pas­tures Re­search Cen­tre.

Students have been grow­ing a va­ri­ety of veg­eta­bles, and have found that the fruits of their labour are un­der at­tack from pesky rab­bits.

Teacher Mark Harm was teach­ing the students how to spray their crops, but the main con­cern was the hares.

“Our onions aren’t do­ing too well, the hares keep eat­ing them,” Mr Harm said.

The agri­cul­ture class is hope­ful the next batch of veg­eta­bles will fare bet­ter.

“We’ve just planted our pump­kins for the sum­mer crops,” Mr Harm said.

Photo: Bran­don Livesay

FU­TURE FARM­ERS: Mr Harm with Year 9 Bur­nett State Col­lege students Emily, Maddy, Taleah and Ja­cob.

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