Developing targeted tillage weed control in row-cropping systems

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Deadline: 14 May 2021
Title
Developing targeted tillage weed control in row-cropping systems
Description
The new targeted tillage project Developing targeted tillage weed control in row-cropping systems will represent a fundamental advance by introducing an in-crop non-chemical site-specific approach to weed control to compliment the teams recently developed Weed Chipper (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cKo5MWZseI). Due to the lack of non-chemical weed control options, their increasing herbicide resistance threatens the viability of conservation agriculture (CA) systems. You will help engineer a rapid response cultivation system to enable precision tillage-based weed control in row-crops of varying row widths. Weed control efficacy will be evaluated in plot trials and subsequently in commercial fields. The development of the new in-crop mechanical weed control system, coupled with soon to be commercially available in-crop weed detection technologies, will help future proof CA based row-cropping systems through the introduction of non-chemical site-specific weed control.
Payment type
Fortnightly Stipend
Value
$30000
Value unit
Per annum
Basis of award
Academic Achievement, Relevant Industry Experience
Eligibility
First class honours/Masters of Professional Engineering (electrical/mechanical/mechatronic) and/or demonstrated industry experience in mechanical/electrical/mechatronic engineering and/or autonomous vehicle technology.
Nationality
Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident
Study area
Agricultural Engineering
Commencement date
01/07/2021
Applications open
16/04/2021
Applications close
14/05/2021
Tenable At
University of Western Australia
Currently available
Yes
Application status
Closed
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