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Longerenong College, in partnership with Adama Australia, is trialling new pest monitoring technology to monitor etiella moth at the College.

Wimmera Mallee and Western Victoria’s Commercial Manager Dean Johns is thrilled to have installed a trapping device in one of the College lentil crops. The new equipment is known as Trapview.

Trapview utilises revolutionary technology in a fully integrated system to provide an innovative, simplified solution for growers, agronomists and researchers needing to monitor insect populations.

It works by capturing images and providing digital recognition of lured pests using Trapview Smart Traps. Pest populations and their dynamics can be monitored on desktop and mobile devices, with the system providing rapid pest alerts to the licensed user, allowing awareness of the pest situation in the field and enabling more strategic application of control options.

Benefits for the agronomists include near real time insight into the pest situation in an area, the ability to more precisely provide the right solution at the right time and a more simplified means of communicating this information with their Farming clients.

Benefits for these Farmer clients include more effective communication with their agronomist and optimised choice and timing of control options.

Longerenong College Head of Campus John Goldsmith said “It is exciting our students are involved with cutting edge technology and relationships with organisations such as Adama ensures the College continues to showcase current industry practise.”

Pictured is Longerenong College’s Agronomy Coordinator Stephen Drum and Dean Johns from Adama Australia setting up in one of the lentil crops at the College.

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