My role in the department
Miranda joined DPIRD Northam’s crop protection team as a Research Scientist in May 2021 to determine the applicability of electric weed control technology within Australian systems. She is achieving this through analysing the effect of weed morphology, soil conditions and other technical factors on electrical application efficacy. Miranda is also analysing the applicability of the machinery currently available commercially in the international market as well as its economic viability.
Miranda has worked in agriculture for the past two years after completing a double major in Agriculture and Environmental Science at UWA. She is continuing her studies, undertaking a Master of Agricultural Science, specialising in soil science and plant nutrition. Her dissertation aims to evaluate the improvement to soil organic carbon content from the incorporation of crop and pasture residues. Prior to joining DPIRD, she provided administrative support in the office of the Ministeri for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; and Hydrogen Industry, Alannah MacTiernan.
- What is the best fit for electric weed control in Australia?
- MSc in Agricultural Science (Soil Science and Plant Nutrition), The University of Western Australia, 2022
- BSc in Agriculture and Environmental Science, The University Western Australia, 2020