Miranda Slaven
Research Scientist, Crop Protection
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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.

Contact information

+61 (0)8 9690 2111


  • What is the best fit for electric weed control in Australia?

Key Expertise

Electric weed control, weed research, alternative weed management, integrated weed management, weed morphology, soil science and scientific writing.


  • 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

My articles

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