One of the most common disease of palms is Red palm weevil, which 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). The most challenging problem is that RPW is extremely difficult to detect in the early stages of an infestation because there are 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.
How IoT presented the ultimate solution for RPW problem?
Sensors are installed in each tree to record, memorize the acoustic behavior and analyzes data to find patterns and signs of Pests’ activity. Then they filter out the background noise and can also detect larvae as small as 1 cm long.
The accuracy of detection is 95%
The Key Benefits of IoT in in the palm Infection Control: