Whitton, New South Wales

“iMapPESTS is monitoring airborne pests & diseases in the southern cotton-growing region with Sentinel 5” Sentinel 5 will monitor & […]

“iMapPESTS is monitoring airborne pests & diseases in the southern cotton-growing region with Sentinel 5”

Sentinel 5 will monitor & report the presence of cotton & horticulture pests & pathogens at a commercial cotton grower property at Whitton in Riverina. During this trial, we’ll be sharing our observations with local industry through CottonInfo’s Kieran O’Keeffe.

Insect pests targeted

Green mirid (Creontiades dilutus)

Onion thrips (Thrips tabaci)

Green peach aphid (Myzus persicae)

Green vegetable bug (Nezara viridula)

Fungal pathogens targeted

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

Blackleg of canola (Leptosphaeria maculans)

Septoria tritici blotch (STB) (Zymoseptoria tritici)

Yellow leaf spot (Pyrenophora tritici-repentis)

Chocolate spot of fava bean (Botrytis fabae)

Botrytis grey mould (Botryitis cinerea)