Spectro Palm is a Complete Solution that uses Bioacoustic sensors to measure key parameters in palm trees’ farms in regular basis, with no need for human intervention. This data is collected in a central platform that uses sophisticated algorithms and tools to monitor, analyze, and provide early detection and alerts of possible threats.
Red palm weevil (RPW, Rynchophorus Ferrugineus) is one of the world’s major invasive pest species and is the single most destructive pest of some 40 palm species worldwide (e.g., date palm, coconut palm, and royal palm). RPW exist in more than 60 countries worldwide (including the GCC, Mediterranean, East Asia and part of Europe). RPW is extremely difficult to detect in the early stages of an infestation because there are very few externally-visible signs that the pest has taken over a tree, around 80 percent of the pest's life-cycle is hidden from view feeding within the apical growing point of the palms creating extensive damage to palm tissues and weakening the structure of the palm trunk. For extremely tall species, an infestation in the crown of the tree is even harder to detect. Once an infestation has taken hold it is too late to save the tree. Therefore, only preventive actions are really effective and the development of efficient early detection mechanisms is a critical element of RPW pest management systems.
Spectro Palm provides a system for detecting and protecting palms against damaging RPW infestation resulting in:
1. Tree Saving
The solution allows early detection and treatment of the tree before it collapses.
2. Effective and Efficient Treatment
Real time monitoring and alert system gives you a better view of your farm; infected trees, pests’ activity, constant and real time treatment follow up, enhancing the effectiveness of pesticides application
3. Reduce Costs
Prevent the loss of trees, Optimize pesticides’ usage & fertilizers’ needs, Decrease manpower needed for continuous physical monitoring
4. Increase profit
Effective treatment and fertigation leading to increased yield and better profits
Platform & Application