Sentinel 2 commenced monitoring in the intensive vegetable cropping region of Virginia at Thorndon Park Produce on the 17th of November.
The unit features a 6-metre insect suction trap, 2-metre insect suction trap & 2 spore suction traps, & an onboard weather station.
Priority pests & pathogens for horticulture & grains are targeted for identification at this site.
Insect pests targeted
Western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis)
Green vegetable bug (Nezara viridula)
Onion thrips (Thrips tabaci)
Melon cotton aphid (Aphis gossypii)
Green peach aphid (Myzus persicae)
Russian wheat aphid (Diuraphis noxia)
Oat aphid (Rhopalosiphum padi)
Corn aphid (Rhopalosiphum maidis)
Rose-grain aphid (Metopolophium dirhodum)
Fungal pathogens targeted
Botrytis grey mould (Botryitis cinerea)
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)
iMapPESTS data dashboard by Data Effects
Weather data for pest & pathogens will soon be shared via the ‘Sentinel Surveillance Dashboard’ (link below).
Weather data is captured and presented in real-time (temperature, relative humidity & rainfall).
Insect data are presented as the total number of each target insect counted in collected samples from our 6m & 2m traps as data becomes available.
Spore data is presented as kilo copies of target DNA per sample from the spore sampler as data becomes available.