iMapPESTS: Sentinel Surveillance for Agriculture is a research project aimed at boosting on-farm pest management through rapid and accurate monitoring and reporting of airborne pests and diseases affecting plant industries through a range of valuable, locally relevant, surveillance, diagnostics & forecasting tools for growers


 The iMapPESTS smart surveillance team

are evaluating a range of tools with the aim of improving the way pests & diseases are monitored

Custom-built, mobile surveillance units, known as a 'Sentinels', has been developed to incorporate a number of smart trapping devices 



Priority targets for industry are identified from Sentinel traps using traditional methods of ID & high-throughput, molecular technologies, aiming to speed up detection for faster delivery of information to decision-makers on-farm


We'll extend actionable information to end-users

by working with growers & industry toward providing information that enables them to make timely, informed decisions to manage airborne pests & diseases on-farm


iMapPESTS is led by Hort Innovation, through funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture as part of its Rural R&D for Profit program, with funding from 16 partner organisations