Local member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone has welcomed a new tool to protect the Riverland’s vital agricultural industry from pests and diseases.
Utilising South Australian research, engineering and software expertise, the $21 million iMapPESTS Sentinel was launched earlier this week.
Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said South Australia continues to look to technology to address challenges in agriculture.
Mr Whetstone also said “The Sentinel is an outstanding example of AgTech created by South Australian researchers and tech businesses designed to strengthen farmers’ ability to better manage pests, with the goal of improving productivity to meet our growth targets.”
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