iMapPESTS trial new, compact sentinel at Thorndon Park Produce

A high-tech mobile surveillance unit was delivered at the end of October as part of Hort Innovation’s multi-agricultural industry surveillance […]

A high-tech mobile surveillance unit was delivered at the end of October as part of Hort Innovation’s multi-agricultural industry surveillance initiative – iMapPESTS.  
iMapPESTS is delivering six sentinels by the end of 2020. The fourth sentinel in the suite of six was delivered at the end of October.

The newest unit, Sentinel 4, is smarter, smaller, lighter and more flexible compared with earlier sentinels, which is particularly important in the current COVID-19 environment where movement of people and goods are restricted in some parts of the country.  

Meet vegetable grower Anthony de Ieso from South Australia who has been involved in the iMapPEST project and believes sentinels can improve the way growers approach their pest management.