iMapPESTS now monitoring high priority pest and diseases in the Lockyer Valley, QLD

Fresh from showcasing the cutting-edge mobile plant pest surveillance units – also known as ‘sentinels’ – at the Lockyer Valley […]

Sentinel 6 launches in sunny Queensland

The iMapPESTS team has recently deployed Sentinel 6 (see image above) to a location near Toowoomba where we are trialling […]

New detection tool for airborne spores of Powdery Mildew

Powdery mildew, caused by the fungus Erysiphe necator, is an important disease of grapevines in Australia and worldwide. If not adequately […]

Plant pest surveillance goes mobile in the Adelaide Hills

In early spring, a new, smart plant pest surveillance tool was deployed in its first ever trial in an apple […]

CRDC’s Spotlight Magazine- Diversifying smart plant surveillance

The prototype Sentinel was deployed to Far North Queensland in early 2020, however, due to COVID-19 it was returnedto its […]

FWPA’s R&D Works – Cross-industry collaboration yields great results for pest detection

The national, cross-industry iMapPESTS program brings together research scientists, government representatives and all plant-based Rural Research and Development Corporations (RDCs). […]

New plant pest and disease surveillance tech delivered

Hort Innovation’s iMapPESTS project, supported by the Australian Government through the Rural R&D for Profit Program, is set to deliver […]

Sugar Research Australia- iMapPESTS webinar

The iMapPESTS: Sentinel Surveillance for Agriculture program aims to rapidly monitor and report the presence of airborne pests and diseases […]

Aiming for the sky with innovative plant pest surveillance​

A custom-designed, mobile plant pest surveillance unit – known as a ‘sentinel’ – is under construction to help better manage […]

Airborne sampling offers faster, clearer detection of pests

Australia’s agriculture and horticulture industries including cotton have joined forces to change the way airborne pests and diseases are detected.