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The development of an artificially intelligent weapon to help in the fight against Australia’s $5 billion weed scourge will receive $1.97 million in Liberal and Nationals Government backing.
Minister for Agriculture, Senator Bridget McKenzie, said a consortium led by the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions was developing Australia’s first real-time weed identification app which could yield considerable benefits for farmers and the environment.
The project will adopt the latest advances in technology including artificial intelligence and smart phone accessibility to identify weeds, including seedlings, to facilitate effective early control.
Click here to read the full media release - https://invasives.com.au/news-events/ministerial-media-release-artificial-intelligence-help-weed-pests/
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To view the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions' 2018/19 Annual report go to - https://invasives.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/CISS-Annual-Report18-19-web.pdf
LVI News - August 2020
The latest newsletter is now available on the LVI page of the Landcare Gateway - Click into news item for link.
Smart Farms Small Grants Round Open
Federal Agriculture Minister the Hon David Littleproud MP has announced a new round of funding under the Smart Farms Small Grants Program. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply.
Bushfire Recovery Victoria releases state recovery plan
The State Government released the State Recovery Plan on 25 August. Landcare Victoria Inc is represented on the Environment and Biodiversity Working Group, which contributed to the development of the Plan. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply.
Growing Victoria's Botanic Gardens grants program - Close 16 July 2020
DELWP is delivering the Growing Victoria’s Botanic Gardens grants program to assist climate change adaptation, valuable plant collection maintenance, community amenity improvement and local tourism development. Of a total $2 million pool, grants of $20,000 to $300,000 are on offer, with projects to be completed within two years. The grants are open to organisations with not-for-profit objectives such as local councils, committees of management, trusts and community groups associated with botanic gardens. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply.
Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants - Close 31 July 2020
DELWP and Landcare Australia are partnering for a third year to fund the 2020 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants. These grants of up to $5,000 (ex GST) are for schools (primary or secondary), kindergartens, childcare centres, Scouts or Girl Guides or youth groups, youth environmental volunteer groups and Junior Landcare groups in Victoria. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply.