Date palm trees face serious threats by RPW infestations across the world. The UN stated, "The weevil causes economic losses in the millions of dollars annually”, making it a major economic issue. This can be through lost production, increased pest control, eradication, and replacement costs. Current solutions are not cost-effective, target one tree at a time, and require human intervention.
Our initial data collection process for RPW was conducted in Al Awir, feeding the data into our B-THIR system.
The RPW solution will detect the RPW at an early stage using machine learning, which will lead to lower infestations and costs and higher crop yields.