In the fields/orchards where the matrix monitoring concept is being implemented the consequent effort to increase the number of monitoring points (traps per acre) leads to the Trapview automated traps being combined with conventional traps. This results in a need for a tool that allows the end users to gather data manually and keep all pest monitoring data in one place together with the data from the Trapview automated traps.
Therefore, the Trapview MOBILE application was introduced to enable users to take pictures of sticky plates of the conventional - “manual” - traps, to add the data about numbers of the insects caught on the sticky plates and to upload all the data to the Trapview system, where it is shown next to the data collected from automated traps.
What makes the Trapview MOBILE application different from the conventional scouting apps is that apart from enabling the users to enter pest related data from manual traps the users also get an overview and management options of their Trapview automated traps together with detailed pest occurrence charts and statistics.
Overview and management of the Trapview automated traps
After login to the application the main screen with an interactive map shows up. It displays the locations of user's automated traps marked with the trap icon and the manual monitoring points marked with the mobile phone icon. Below the map there is a device list displaying traps and mobile monitoring points with the thumbnails of the last uploaded images from the trap or mobile phone.
By choosing a particular automated trap (the name starts with Sxxxxx) the last uploaded automatically captured image shows. The previously taken images can be browsed by swiping to the left or to the right.
By pressing on a cogwheel icon by the name of an automated trap in the main screen device list a menu shows up providing two options: Pest chart and Set parameters.
By pressing the Pest chart option, the users get an overview of the pest occurrences over a selected period (7 days by default) per day and total number of new pests in that period. The bars in the pest chart show the number of pests detected on a particular day, while the red curve is showing the difference in number and dynamics of pest occurrences per day.
Below the pest chart there is a Pest table showing in numbers what is shown in bars in the Pest chart above it. The users can choose which columns should be displayed in the table depending on what they would like to see.
Setting parameters of an automated trap
By pressing on a Set parameters option a dialog screen shows different options for setting the parameters of the selected automated trap:
- data network settings (e.g. SMS report numbers, network operator username and password, etc.),
- image capture time setting,
- telemetry report time setting,
- image compression ratio, etc.
The image capture time setting is useful for synchronizing the monitoring timings with the time of the day when the targeted pest is most active.
The Trapview MOBILE application is a monitoring tool that allows having all pest related data in one place, while combining an early warning system with standard monitoring methods for optimized insecticide application.