This pilot study was conducted to investigate the potential of imaging spectroscopy for detecting the presence of diseases and pests in selected vegetable crops. The aims were to determine the links between crop canopy reflectance and disease impacts, and to generate reference data for further research and development of this application. The study was conducted in the Darling Downs region in Queensland. This report describes the field data collection protocols, data analysis techniques and results for a number of vegetable crops. The potential for application of this remote sensing technology in detecting crop diseases and pests are discussed and recommendations for use of ground based, aircraft, and satellite sensors are made.