The first mobile pest surveillance unit, known as a 'sentinel', was unveiled in September this year at the Hart Field Day in South Australia. The sentinel forms part5 of a nationwide R&D initiative to provide Australia's plant industries with vital information about the presence of pests and diseases in different Growing regions.
A national multi-agricultural industry initiative called iMapPESTS is developing novel airborne surveillance and diagnostics technologies to speed up detection and reporting of important pests and diseases within the region..
A national, cross-industry plant pest surveillance program is well underway, with a prototype of a mobile surveillance unit currently under construction to monitor and report the presence of airborne pests and diseases affecting major agricultural sectors across Australia...
A national, multi-agricultural industry surveillance initiative, iMapPESTS, is developing novel airborne surveillance and diagnostics technologies to speed up detection and reporting of pests and diseases in cotton growing regions and beyond.