The Sentinels are designed to be deployed in growing regions across Australia and outcomes of the plant pest surveillance are shared freely on our website.
The current suite of four Sentinels are being deployed in growing regions around Adelaide, including Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, Virginia and the Riverlands, to test their function and capacity to monitor high-priority targets across multiple plant industries.
The suite of Sentinels is set to expand over the remainder of the year, with Sentinels 5 and 6 launching this spring, and a final unit to be unveiled in early December. They will range in size, deployment method (trailer, skid, modular unit) and composition of traps and other features. These features are being explored to cater to different environments and industry requirements and will be deployed at strategic locations around the country in 2021 for trialling.
If you'd like to be notified when a Sentinel is in your region, please register your interest here.