Smart plant pest surveillance trials

 The iMapPESTS mobile surveillance units, known as 'Sentinels', have been developed to incorporate a number of smart trapping devices for monitoring airborne spores & insects

The suite of Sentinels are equipped with power supply, climate sensors, telemetry & a control panel to remotely monitor & control the units

The Sentinels are deployed in growing regions across Australia and outcomes of the plant pest surveillance are shared freely on our website

If you'd like to be notified when a Sentinel is in your region, please register your interest here 

Trial locations

Sentinel 2 is currently sampling at Langhorne Creek, targeting priority pests and pathogens for the wine, horticulture and grains industries

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New Sentinels are launching over the remainder of 2020
Upcoming deployment regions include McLaren Vale, Virginia, Adelaide Hills, & the Riverlands

Check out previous trial outcomes 

Nuriootpa in the Barossa Valley

Hart Field Site, Hart South Australia

Sentinel 1 is currently sampling at the Hart field site in its second trial, targeting priority pests sand pathogens for the grains industries

Find out more here

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