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Insect Monitoring

All inhabitants of your field under full control – using state of the art optical camera systems supported with artificial intelligence software for detection of broad spectrum of insect species.

By using state of the art optical camera systems with artificial intelligence software to detect a broad spectrum of insects, you can identify the species present in your field. It provides peace of mind knowing treatment is possible before it becomes a problem.

Time-lapse photos

At the start of the season – June 21,2018

Caption Day 1

In the middle of the season – July 15,2018

At the end of season – August 25 , 2018

Data analysis – all collected data

Remote insect pressure monitoring saves time and optimises the use of resources – producing more with less

How many stations should I install?

The number of stations needed depends on the size of the field and the targeted insect. The distribution of insects within a field is often not homogeneous. Insects that immigrated from overwintering sites are often more concentrated on the field borders, whereas insects hatched from the soil is clustered within the fields.

If you monitor different pests in the same location, you can install different variations of iSCOUT®. Use the iSCOUT® to monitor the presence of pest species on the field site and implement integrated pest management strategies when needed. iSCOUT® can also be used as a benchmark or indicator to correlate against other fields via manual scouting, not necessarily replacing manual scouting, but rather complementing it.

iSCOUT® TYPES

Designed and developed to catch insects with insect-specific pheromone lure. It includes a metal plate on which sticky paper and a pheromone lure can be applied.

Some of the insects that can be caught with the iSCOUT Pheromone:

  • Codling moth (Cydia pomonella)
  • Pernicious scale (Quadrspidiotus perniciosus)
  • Sugarcane trash caterpillar (Mythimna phaea)
  • False armyworm (Mythimna loreyi / Leacania loreyi)
  • Black cutworm (Agrotis ipsilon)
  • African bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera)
  • Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda)
  • Tortricid moth (Lobesia stericta)
African bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera) caught with the iSCOUT® Pheromone

iSCOUT® Fruit Fly catches fruit flies. Bigger flies (house flies) and non-target insects can’t enter the trap as 3mm nettings cover the openings. It includes a tank for feeding lure and a metal plate with sticky paper. Remove the netting from the entrances to catch and monitor larger flies.

iSCOUT® Bug is designed to catch bugs. It includes a bottom entry with a landing platform, pyramid trap and closed side entries. Once the bug enters the trap, it can’t escape and gets caught on a sticky paper.

The iSCOUT® Colour Trap is ideal for monitoring the insects present in the area. The type of insects caught by the trap will depend on the colour of the sticky plate used. Thrips, for example, love blue while yellow will attract whiteflies. White plates will lure other species.