Eastbrook Vegetable Farms, Nairne Adelaide Hills

Sentinel 6 has launched in its first trial at Eastbrook Vegetable Farms’s Nairne site in the Adelaide Hills. The sentinel unit […]

Sentinel 6 has launched in its first trial at Eastbrook Vegetable Farms’s Nairne site in the Adelaide Hills.

The sentinel unit features one two-metre insect suction trap and one spore suction trap, as well as an onboard weather station. This site also collects data for targets captured by lure-based traps. Priority pests and pathogens for grains, horticulture & wine were targeted for identification at this site.

Insect pests targeted with 2m suction trap

Green peach aphid (Myzus persicae)

Green mirid (Creontiades dilutus)

Western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis)

Onion thrips (Thrips tabaci)

Green vegetable bug (Nezara viridula)

Lure-based traps targeting

Diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella)

Light brown apple moth (Epiphyas postvittana)

Fungal pathogens targeted

Tan spot of wheat (Pyrenophora tritici-repentis)

Aschochyta blight of peas (Didymella pinodes/Phoma pinodella)

Net form of net blotch of barley (Pyrenophora teres f. teres)

Spot type net blotch of barley (Pyrenophora teres f. maculata)

Blackleg of canola (Leptosphaeria maculans)

Botrytis grey mould (Botryitis cinerea)

Sclerotinia white rot (Sclerotinia minor &/ S. sclerotiorum)

Septoria tritici blotch (STB) (Zymoseptoria tritici)

Chocolate spot of fava bean (Botrytis fabae)

Powdery mildew of grapevines (Erysiphe necator)

iMapPESTS data dashboard by Data Effects

Weather and data for pest and pathogens trapped by the suction traps are shared via the data dashboard (link below).

Lure-trap target counts are shared on this page.

Weather data is captured and presented in real-time (temperature, relative humidity & rainfall), while pest & pathogen data is uploaded as it becomes available (~2 week lag).

Insect data are presented as the total number of each target insect counted in collected samples from our 2m insect suction trap.

Spore data is presented as kilo copies of target DNA per sample from spore sampler.

Data dashboard for Nairne coming soon

*Dashboard best viewed on a desktop. Best viewed in landscape on a mobile phone/tablet