The iMapPESTS team has recently deployed Sentinel 6 (see image above) to a location near Toowoomba where we are trialling its capacity to monitor the serpentine leafminer, Liriomyza huidobrensis.
The unit will be on display at the Lockyer Valley Growers Expo before commencing a trial in the Lockyer Valley region over the transition from winter to spring.
Results from the scoping trial in Toowoomba will be presented at the serpentine leafminer drop-in session running on Sunday 6 June, at the same location as the Lockyer Valley Growers Expo.
As Sentinel 6 is monitoring serpentine leafminer, Sentinel 5 is on its way to Hort Connections, where the unit is being showcased to the horticulture industry ahead of its first in-field trial in Tamworth, New South Wales.
Visit the iMapPESTS booth at the Hort Connections Trade Show to chat with the researchers behind the cutting-edge technology and find out where the suite of mobile surveillance units are headed over the next 12 months.
This project is supported by Hort Innovation through funding from the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment as part of its Rural R&D for Profit Program and funding from 16 partner organisations.
Project Number: ST16010