No more counting of sticky traps:

Digital pest scouting and monitoring with Scoutbox

No more manual counting of the number of pests on sticky traps! With this technology, they can be measured quickly and accurately. That's the idea behind the Scoutbox, an invention from Crop Watch. For this innovation, the company has been included in the Dutch SME Innovation Top 100 list.

By using new technology and new ways of collecting data, growers can work much more efficiently. With this in mind, Crop Watch developed the Scoutbox in Wageningen. The Scoutbox is used for identifying and counting harmful insects in fruit and vegetable cultivation. Currently, this is done entirely by hand. This is time consuming and specialized work. 

The Scoutbox consists of a camera that captures images of sticky traps hanging in the greenhouse or in the field. Special software counts the number of insects and analyzes the pattern on the sticky trap. The specific characteristics of the insects on the images makes it possible to distinguish different types. With the data, the grower can easily keep track of the insect population and intervene if necessary.
The Scoutbox means less labour, standardized surveys and online reports.

In the autumn, Joke de Jong from Crop Watch expects to be in a position to give more information about the commercial roll-out of the product.

For more information:
Binnenhaven 5
6709 PD Wageningen
Telephone: +31 (0)88 876 1010 +31 (0)88 876 1010
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