Speaker Presentations

Please find below the presentations available for download. Please be aware that only those presenatations where the presenter has provided consent to publish are provided below. 

Tuesday 15 September

Keynote Address: Embracing Innovation, Technology and Leadership
Bruce Scott, Chair, Desert Channels Group

Taskforce! Many Hands Make Light(er) Work of Weeds and Pests in the Far North
Travis Sydes, Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils

Using Helicopters: Taking Prickly Acacia Control to the Next Level
Wayne Vogler, Biosecurity Queensland, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (presented by Emma Carlos)

Towards Weed Detection in the Cloud
Nasir Ahsan, Australian Centre for Field Robotics, The University of Sydney

Contemporay Approach - New Technology Supporting Weed Management at a Regional Scale
Lavinnia Fiedler, Arrow Energy

Invasive Cacti Network
John Gavin, AICN

Proactive, Adaptable Management of Queensland’s Infrastructure Corridors
Kerry Sutton, Centrogen

The Effect of Grazing on Fertilised Sporobolous Spp in Central Qld, the First 12 Months Results
John Reeve, Biosecurity Queensland

Weeds and Weather – Restoration of Lower Beechmont Conservation Area
Joshua Gray, Ecosure

Queensland Plants Becoming Weeds in Other Parts of the State
Sheldon Navie, IVM Group

Keynote Address: Flinders Shire Good Neighbour Program - Reducing the Spread of Weeds and Pests
Ninian Stewart-Moore, Flinders Shire Council

Shrinking Purses and Grand Designs
Peter Michael, Port Macquarie, Hastings Council

Annual Costs of Weed Management Across Queensland Producers
Marie Vitelli, AgForce Queensland

Guest Speaker Address: Economics of Weed Control
Ian McLean, Bush AgriBusiness

thursday 17 SEPTEMBER

Keynote Address: Managing Climate Risk Effectively in a Variable and Changing Climate
Dave McRae, Senior Scientist (Climate and Agriculture Risk Management), University of Southern Queensland

Salvinia in the Dogwood
Carissa Hallinan, Western Downs Regional Council

Aceria lantanae, the Latest Biocontrol Agent for Lantana Camara
Natasha Riding, Biosecurity Queensland, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Prospects for the Biological Control of Bellyache Bush
Di Taylor, Biosecurity Queensland, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

UU and UU2, the Latest Tools in the Biological Control of Parkinsonia in Australia
Andrew White, CSIRO Biosecurity Flagship

Biological Control of Prickly Acacia (Vachellia Nilotica Subsp. Indica): Progress and Issues  
Jason Callander, Biosecurity Queensland, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Biological Control of Cylindropuntia var. Mamillata (Coral Cactus) by Dactylopius Tomentosus (‘Cholla’) Type
Peter Jones, Biosecurity Queensland, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Sometimes Success is Invisible - Statutory Restrictions on the Sale of Potentially Invasive Plants in Queensland
Steve Csurhes, Biosecurity Queensland

Proposed Changes to the Environmental Weeds Minor Use Permit (PER11463)
Joseph Vitelli, Biosecurity Queensland, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Emerging Weed Threats in Queensland - A Narrow Window of Opportunity
Steve Csurhes, Biosecurity Queensland

Using Pod and Seed Features to Indicate Prickly Acacia Seed Viability
Emma Carlos, Biosecurity Queensland, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries