%0 Journal Article %J The Open Entomology Journal %D 2011 %T The Capacity of Groups within the Community to Carry out Plant Pest Surveillance Detection %A Mangano, Peter %A Hardie, Darryl %A Speijers, Jane %A Johnston, Richard %A Sousa-Majer, Maria de %A Maynard, Glynn %P 15-23 %V 5 %X

A set of trial exercises was run to compare pest surveillance capabilities of the Department of Agriculture and Food’s entomology and plant pathology staff (all with some degree of field survey experience) with persons from various community groups. Information indicating a comparable level of confidence in the use of community members for surveillance, to complement professional staff capacity, is provided.