IPMG researcher Francisco Tovar recently attended the “3rd combined Australian and New Zealand Entomological Societies Conference” held at Lincon University in Christchurch, New Zealand. At the conference Francisco presented a poster outlining the IPMG’s work towards developing a collaborative plantation health monitoring system for the entire Western Australian plantation estate.
Some highlighted projects included:
- development of standardised rapid surveillance methods
- development of mobile-device software to easily record pests and diseases in the field
- development of a web-based database of pest and disease records in Western Australia
You can download a copy of the poster ‘Technology and collaboration helping improve eucalypt plantation pest surveillance in Western Australia‘.