Gates open at Dookie campus

By Country News

Hundreds of people turned out for Dookie Day on Sunday.

The University of Melbourne threw open the gates of its Dookie campus to allow visitors to see the work carried out on the 2440ha property.

The open day featured work from the School of Agriculture and Food, including the subjects taught at the campus, the work of postgraduate students and the work impacting the wider community of the Goulburn Valley.

Visitors saw advanced drone-based sensors, virtual reality education for vet students, a talk on the potential of silica to mitigate drought and heat stress in crops, lab-grown meat and a keynote presentation on sustainable agriculture.