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 17 partner organisations

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Introducing the latest tool in plant pest surveillance

Vegetables Australia   Summer 2019-20

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.

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New plant surveillance tech trial in the Barossa

Wine Australia R&D news   October 2019

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..

SRA collaborates on cross-industry biosecurity surveillance

Australian Canegrowers   June 2019

Aiming for the sky in cross-industry plant pest surveillance

FWPA's R&D Works Newsletter

Australia’s agriculture and horticulture industries have joined forces, developing a program to change the way airborne pests and diseases are detected...

Airborne sampling offers faster, clearer detection of pests

CRDC's Spotlight    Winter 2019

Australia’s agriculture and horticulture industries including cotton have joined forces to change the way airborne pests and diseases are detected...

Aiming for the sky with innovative plant pest surveillance

Wine Australia R&D News  7 June 2019

A custom-designed, mobile plant pest surveillance unit – known as a ‘sentinel’ – is under construction to help better manage pests and disease pressures across Australia via the cloud...

Aiming for the sky: surveillance project in full swing

Vegetables Australia    Mar/Apr 2019

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...

Coordinated biosecurity approaches target in-season pest management

GRDC newsroom  5 March 2019

A major cross-industry project is tackling damaging crop pests with a coordinated national approach involving surveillance, diagnostics, forecasting, and engagement...

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New pest & disease surveillance tech to launch

CaneCONNECTION  Summer 2019

The national multi-agricultural industry surveillance initiative  iMapPESTS is launching a trial of its airborne surveillance and diagnostics technologies in North Queensland in February 2020.

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Sentinel on duty soon

Spotlight on Cotton R&D   Summer 2019-20

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.

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iMapPESTS to launch in Barossa

Wine Australia R&D news   November 2019

The national multi-agricultural industry initiative called iMapPESTS is launching a trial of its airborne surveillance and dioagnostics technologies on 5 December at the Nuriootpa Research Station.