Timaru Boys' High School Student a National Finalist with Smart Farm System
A Timaru Boys' High School student aiming to reduce soil leaching and protect waterways is a finalist in a national competition.
Year 13 student Bailey Lissington's soil leaching sensor project is one of 22 ideas from throughout the country to make the finals of the Skills Bright Sparks Competition 2019 - a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) competition.
Lissington said he wanted to create something that would protect the environment after reading an environmental report that predicted the negative future for the country's waterways. He focused on the underlying problems that led to soil leaching.
- Esther Ashby-Coventry, Stuff, 9/10/19