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UTAS AGRICULTURE HONOURS SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

Wed 07, Nov 2018

The Tasmanian Division of the Ag Institute supported the University of Tasmania Agriculture Honours Seminars that were held on the 12th October at its Sandy Bay Campus. It was an opportunity to hear presentations from graduating honours students and a chance to network with university staff and students. There were 12 presentations on the day and 3 video presentations from the first semester.

Presentation Judges and Sponsors were:

  • Morag Anderson, RMCG Consultants.
  • Rod Hancl, Roberts Ltd.
  • Ashlea Schott, Bejo Seeds Pty Ltd.
  • Brett Hall, Dunlop Park.
  • Konrad Chung, Ag Institute.
  • Lindsay Bourke, Australian Honey Products Pty Ltd.

Sponsors the Ag Institute would like to acknowledge:

  • AK Consultants.
  • Serve-Ag Pty Ltd.
  • Peracto Pty Ltd.

The standards of the presentations were very high and choosing the winners was a difficult task. The presentations were scored on:

  • Technical conduct of project: Good problem definition, appropriate approach and methods, clear statements of results, appropriate analysis of results, consistent conclusions.
  • Oral presentation: Interesting, relevant, demonstrating ability to communicate the information.
  • Breadth of vision: Clear understanding of the relevance of the field of work to the wider issues.

The winners are as follows:

1st $500 + Bottle of Bejo wine

Max Weidenbach: The spatial variability of micronutrients in King Island production systems

 

2nd $300 + Bottle of Bejo wine

Nina Rosenzweig: Assessment of Microbiological Food Safety Risks of Commercial kefir Production

3rd $150 + Bottle of Bejo wine

Sally Stone-Schack: An Analysis of RFID systems used to interpret Individual Honey Bee Foraging Behaviour 

Dunlop Park Red Meat Award $150 + Bottle of Bejo wine

Max Weidenbach: The spatial variability of micronutrients in King Island production systems

The Tasmanian Division of the Ag Institute would like to thank the sponsors and the judges in awarding the prizes to the winning students.

A formal presentation of the prizes would be conducted at the Agricultural Graduation Ceremonies.

Konrad Chung

Committee Member, Tasmanian Division

 


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