Launched at the event in Amsterdam, Trap-Eye employs AI to make IPM scouting “automated, accurate, fast and affordable”, according to a Biobest statement. Employing a web-based dashboard, the system provides growers with a full overview of the pest situation in their greenhouses.
Sam Gui, Biobest market development manager, said: “Developed in collaboration with PATS, we’re delighted our Trap-Eye monitoring system has won the Innovation Award. Solar powered, the fully automated Trap-Eye system devices take pictures of sticky traps and use AI network analyses to identify and count most common flying insects.”
Trap-Eye provides a solid monitoring matrix, greatly augmenting the accuracy and depth of data, facilitating more precise IPM decisions. By generating accurate heat maps pinpointing pest hotspots, the introduction of beneficials can be concentrated appropriately, greatly improving IPM performance, it noted.
“Ultimately, our high-tech system is set to reduce scouting costs, while at the same time optimise crop yields and quality – delivering a good return on investment,” said the firm.