New pest surveillance in southern region

A new series of trials of the airborne pest and disease monitoring system, iMapPESTS, is under way at two sites […]

Sentinels boost region-specific pest and disease monitoring

Despite ongoing travel restrictions around the country, snow in the New South Wales Northern Tablelands and minor flood warnings in […]

Automated Diamondback Moth Traps

As part of a GRDC project and a national iMapPESTS project led by Hort Innovation, DPIRD staff are working with […]

Sentinels without borders: Cross-country travel on the agenda

The iMapPESTS: Sentinel Surveillance for Agriculture project has delivered a suite of new surveillance and diagnostics tools. These tools are driven by industry […]

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). […]