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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
SWIFFT special event: Biodiversity after bushfire tomorrow Thurs 26 March 2020!
Join a special online SWIFFT event tomorrow from 9:45am to 12:00pm to learn about current activities taking place across areas of Victoria affected by the 2019-20 bushfires. Hear from those involved in biodiversity and community recovery. Click into news item for seminar topics to be covered and to register!
COVID-19 Community Sector Resources
The Victorian Council of Social Services (VCOSS) has provided links to videos of the COVID-19 Community Sector Forum (13/3/20) and Victorian Government Community Inclusion Forum (20/3/20). You can also subscribe to their COVID-19 Sector Bulletin and ask questions! Click into news item for links.
2020 Gallagher Landcare Electric Fencing Grants - Now Open!
Gallagher and Landcare Australia are proud to offer the 2020 Gallagher Landcare Electric Fencing Grants. A total pool of $100,000 (ex-GST) of support is available to support up to 12 projects aligned with the priority areas of conservation, grazing management and feral exclusion. Applications close 15 May 2020. Click into news item for details and link to apply.
2020 National Landcare Conference - Call for Abstracts - Closing Wed 8 April 2020!
A reminder that Landcare Australia is calling for submission of abstracts and posters for the 2020 National Landcare Conference! Landcare Australia is closely monitoring the Covid-19 developments, and will make a decision regarding the scheduling of the 11-13 November 2020 Conference in Sydney as more information becomes available in the near future. In the meantime, LAL is seeking presentations for the concurrent sessions that demonstrate the Landcare ethos for the following streams: Sustainable Agriculture, Environment & Climate Change, Community Partnerships in Action & Landcare Impact. Click into news item for further details and/or to submit an abstract.
Samples wanted from your autumn rabbit control programs
Autumn is a prime time for many public and private land managers and community groups to undertake coordinated rabbit control programs, some of which use the biocide RHDV1-K5, as part of an integrated approach. Sending in samples is relatively easy through the click of a few buttons via the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions RabbitScan application. Click into news item for further details and to get involved.