Accelerating the Future...
- Award Categories: Food
- Award Year: 2019
- Nominee URL: www.agrint.net
The red palm weevil presents a challenge for palm tree, since visible signs of attack appear only when it is too late to save
The Agrint innovative sensing technology provides early detection and alerts for any red palm weevil threats to trees
The sensor is durable and energy efficient to detect the activity of the Red Palm Weevil larvae in its early stages of development without false
It needs to be equipped on each tree
Agrint has developed a sensing technology for the early detection of infestation threats in trees. Its IoTree technology is based on sensors that provide early detection of pest activity regardless of the size of the tree or larvae. The company has adapted its sensor to detect the red palm weevil, an insect causing catastrophic damage to palm trees worldwide. With Agrint's solution, each tree is outfitted with a durable, energy-efficient sensor that can detect the activity of red palm weevil larvae. The sensor is highly sensitive to the slightest movement of the larvae, even in their early stages of development, and sophisticated enough to filter out any other noises that could lead to false alarms. The sensors continuously measure and transmit the infestation status of every tree, with all of the gathered data stored on the Agrint platform, creating a constantly evolving trend analysis of the pests' behavioral patterns.