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Crop Monitoring Photo Competition


Get snapping now!

APAL was excited to introduce its inaugural Crop Monitoring Photo Competition – an exciting opportunity for all crop monitors to showcase their skills in capturing high-quality images of pests at every stage of their lifecycle. The goal? To build an extensive image library that will assist in pest identification and management within our industry.

From January to the end of March 2024, APAL invited crop monitors to scout for pests and snap impressive, good quality photos for a chance to win one of 40x $100 gift vouchers. With a focus on diversity, we’re seeking photos covering 40 different combinations across various pest life stages.

The featured pest categories include fruit flies, moths, aphids, thrips, scale, mealybugs, bugs, mites, and other diseases crucial to our industry’s health.



Citrophilus Mealybug Adult
Dino Radin
Codling Moth Frass
Ben Bobby
Codling Moth larvae
Ben Bobby
Light Brown Apple Moth Larvae
Ben Bobby
Light Brown Apple Moth Leaf Damage
Sam Smee
Oyster Shell Scale
Sam Smee
Queensland Fruit Fly Adult
Ben Bobby
Queensland Fruit Fly Maggots
Ben Bobby
Woolly Apple Aphid
Ben Bobby
Wildcard – Native Budworm
Dino Radin


Entry Period

The entry period ran from Monday, 18 December 2023 (12:00am) to Sunday, 31 March 2024 (11:59pm). Giving participants a chance to contribute to the industry’s progress by creating an invaluable resource for pest identification and management! Terms and conditions


Late submissions?

Do you have images that might be contenders outside of the competition deadline dates? We are open to discussing images of pests that might be suitable, we still have plenty of prizes up for grabs! Please email [email protected] to discuss.