Mr Guy Coleman

Precision Weed Control Scientist
School of Life and Environmental Sciences

E12 - Plant Breeding Institute Narrabri
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 8627 7157

Biographical details

Guy Coleman is a Precision Weed Control Scientist working at the I.A. Watson International Grains Research Centre in Narrabri. He completed a Bachelor of Science at UWA in 2014 and his Honours degree at the University of Sydney in 2016 investigating the use of UAVs in plant breeding to expediate phenotyping. Guy has worked at Rothamsted Research in the UK, the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative in Western Australia and Colorado State University in the US. He recently finished the Federal Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Graduate program with experience in policy, project management and regulatory science.

Research interests

Guy is looking to develop novel autonomous weeding platforms that can overcome rising herbicide resistance levels and changing public perception about the environmental safety and human safety of pesticides. The focus is on relevant broadacre cropping platforms that can endure the tough conditions presented by large scale cropping systems.

Current projects

2018 GRDC Northern Weeds Project - Engineering Solutions

2019 AgriFutures - Autonomous Weeding in Ginger

Selected grants


  • Autonomous site-specific spraying and herbicide evaluation in ginger; Coleman G, Walsh M; AgriFutures Australia/Research Priorities Program.

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