Work has recently begun on a major update of the Lucid based ‘Tropical Forages’ key. The original forage plant selection tool, funded by a number of international donor organisations, was created as the result of a collaborative effort by international forage specialists between 2000 and 2005, including CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, the Department of Primary Industries & Fisheries (Qld), the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).
In October this year, Matt Taylor travelled to Frankfurt, Germany to participate in a workshop, involving colleagues from CIAT, based in Columbia, and colleagues from Australia, who were the original CSIRO experts involved in the first release. Funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), this major update will include an extensive review and revision of the content of the original Tropical Forages key and its improved deployment as a Java script browser key and as a Lucid Mobile app.
A two-day Lucid training course was held in Canberra, on the 30th and 31st October 2017 for 19 participants. The course presenters were Matt Taylor and Kevin Thiele. They focused on Lucid v3.6, key construction, and the preparation of key media and materials, particularly involving the use of Fact Sheet Fusion. Deployment options were also covered, particularly the new Java Script (browser) player.
Future training workshops in Sydney and Melbourne for 2018 are being explored as well as a workshop for North America participants.
A two-day training course for Lucid will be held in Canberra, Australia. October 30th – 31st 2017.
The course will focus on Lucid v3.6 and key construction. It will also cover preparing key media and materials along with deployment options such as the Lucid mobile platform. Fact Sheet Fusion will also be covered.
Workshop participants are also entitled to a 50% discount on Lucid, Fact Sheet Fusion and Phoenix!
Further details are available on the workshop information sheet (PDF).
More details coming soon. Register your interest, if you haven’t already done so!
The most recent Lucid training workshop was held in Brisbane on the 21st and 22nd July. There were 19 participants including 6 post graduate students from The University of Queensland; the School of Biology at the University provided the teaching laboratory facilities for the workshop. Participants included botanists, entomologists, a plant pathologist and an animal nutritionist, coming from as far afield as Birmingham University (UK), Hobart (Tasmania), Atherton (Queensland), Sydney (New South Wales), Canberra (ACT) and Perth (Western Australia).
Brisbane July 21st-22nd 2016
A two-day training course for Lucid will be held in Brisbane, Australia at the university of Queensland, July 21st-22nd 2016.
The course will focus on Lucid v3.5 and key construction. It will also cover preparing key media and materials along with deployment options such as the Lucid mobile platform. Fact Sheet Fusion will also be covered.
You can book and secure your place now for the Brisbane workshop. The cost of the workshop is $650.00 ex GST.
Note: Workshop participants are entitled to 50% discount on Lucid and Fact Sheet Fusion.