Biobest’s automated sticky trap system is designed to improve the accuracy and efficiency of pest monitoring
Trap-Eye, the automated and accurate sticky trap monitoring system from Dutch group Biobest, has won the Greentech Innovation Award
Launched at the event in Amsterdam, Trap-Eye employs AI to make IPM scouting “automated, accurate, fast and affordable”, Biobest outlined.
Employing a web-based dashboard, the system provides growers with a full overview of the pest situation in their greenhouses.
“Developed in collaboration with PATS, we’re delighted our Trap-Eye monitoring system has won the Innovation Award,” said Sam Gui, Biobest market development manager.
“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.”
Biobest explained that Trap-Eye provided 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 introductions of beneficials can be concentrated appropriately, greatly improving IPM performance, it noted.
“Trap-Eye is an important step towards our goal to automate and optimise data collection,” explained Gui. “Good IPM actions follow from data-driven advice. By helping to control pests earlier Trap-Eye helps minimise production losses while reducing the need for chemical insecticides.
“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.”