Listen time: 38 minutes

Australasian Weeds Conference overview

In this podcast, we’re focusing on research and ideas out of the 21st Australasian Weeds Conference, which this year was held in Manly (hence the beach picture above!).

WeedSmart’s Jessica Strauss was lucky enough to attend and caught up with a number of researchers who presented.

The AWC is a biennial conference and carries on a long tradition of bringing the weed management community together to discuss new developments and share information about cutting-edge and best weed management practices.

The WeedSmart booth at the Australasian Weeds Conference

The conference attracts more than 250 delegates from across Australasia and globally.

In this podcast, we hear from Professor Antonio DiTommaso from Cornell University. He was the International Keynote Speaker and spoke on the topic “Climate Change and Weed Migration: What do we know and what next?”

Professor Tony DiTommaso

Dr Michael Widderick, who is the Principal Research Scientist at the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries also presented. He spoke on “Research priorities for weed suppression by crops in Australia”.

Dr Michael Widderick

Last, but not least, we hear from Dr Cheryl McCarthy. She’s a Research Fellow at the Centre for Agricultural Engineering at the University of Southern Queensland. She spoke on “Machine Vision Systems for Robotic Weed Sensing in Real World Commercial Environments”.

Dr Cheryl McCarthy

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