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Improving Plant Pest Management Through Cross Industry Deployment of Smart Sensor, Diagnostics and Forecasting

Plant pest surveillance is an important component of the biosecurity system, allowing early detection of exotic pests, reduction in the spread of pests, improved pest management, and identification of high-risk pathways and high-risk areas to focus future surveillance efforts. Quality surveillance data is vitally important to maintain market access for produce, both interstate and overseas. In addition, general surveillance programs raise awareness about pests with growers and the wider community and rely on people to look for and report anything unusual that they find during their day-to-dayactivities.

This project will develop a mobile, cross‐industry plant pest surveillance network to monitor and report the presence of pests that threaten major agricultural sectors across Australia, including the grains, cotton, sugar, horticulture, wine and forestry industries. It will underpin existing surveillance initiatives and provide a foundation for a nation-wide surveillance network.

Project date

1 May 2018-20 May 2022

Principal investigator

Anthony Kachenko

Research organisation

Project led by

Multiple industries
Forestry Other rural industries

Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA)

Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA) is a not-for-profit company that provides national, integrated research and development services to …

Multiple industries
Forestry Other rural industries
  • Location

    Australia wide

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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