Envisioning the future of farming – Tue Oct 15 6pm

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Changing lives with science – envisioning the future of farming

Dr Cheryl McCarthy (University of Southern Queensland) and Dr Laura Boykin (University of Western Australia) will share their research revolutionising farming and agriculture in Australia and globally.  Cheryl develops machine vision and sensing systems for agriculture. Her current projects include precision sensing of weeds for the sugar, cotton and grains industries. She has also worked on machine vision (automated imaging) projects for the beef, fodder and macadamia industries. Laura is a computational biologist who uses genomics and supercomputing to help farmers in sub-Saharan Africa control whiteflies — pests that have caused devastation of local cassava crops. Using genetic data to understand the whitefly’s evolution, Laura’s research has revealed important genetic differences in various whitefly species.

Tuesday, 15 October
5:30pm for 6pm start. Finishes at 7pm.
At the Shine Dome, ANU
Tickets $15 each

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