Welcome to IoTree Sensor Technologies, a unique pest sensing technology that detects threats in trees before they cause damage. The IoTree Sensor innovative sensing technology provides early detection and alerts for any red palm weevil threats to trees. This simple approach has effectively fueled our growth since we developed this technology. We’re thrilled you’ve decided to visit us - please browse our site to discover what we’re all about.
It is very difficult to recognize the first signs of red palm weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus) presence and only later stages of attack are conspicuous. However, the damage done before these later stages when detection becomes easier, can suffice for palms to die.
The red palm weevil presents a great challenge for palm tree protection, since visible signs and symptoms of attack appear only when it is too late to save the tree
The IoTree Sensor innovative sensing technology provides early detection and alerts for any red palm weevil threats to tree
Palm weevil larvae feed on the core of palm, date and coconut trees. It is often too late to save trees when the first signs of damage are seen and in some cases a tree can completely collapse after infestation. It is estimated that 80 million trees worth US$2 billion are hit by the pest every year.
How We Got Our Start
Current control measures have included trained sensing dogs and blanket spraying of insecticides, which can be costly and increase the risk of damage to the environment and human health, especially when applied to ornamental trees in public areas. But a new solution using tried and tested military sensing technology is helping save trees, reduce environmental damage and cut the cost of protection.
IoTree Sensor is screwed into the tree. It detects larvae vibrations in the tree sending back information to a central database and alerting the grower via text. This allows the affected tree to be pinpointed and treated individually, saving time and preventing the over-use of insecticide. Sensors are low-cost and have a long-lasting battery allowing every tree in a plantation to be protected, feeding vital information to the grower on the threat of weevil attack.
IoTree Sensor - Internet of trees
3-step process to provide real-time alerts on any weevil threat to the tree
Each tree is outfitted with a durable and energy efficient sensor with advanced technology allowing to detect the activity of the Red Palm Weevil larvae. The sensor is highly sensitive to the slightest movement of the larvae even in its early stages of development, yet sophisticated enough to filter out anything that could lead to a false alarm. No matter the size of the tree or larvae, our sensor will provide early detection of weevil activity.
Sensor information and detection measures are continuously used for big data analysis. This step allows for ever-evolving trend analysis to ensure alerts are always one step ahead of the pests’ behavioral patterns.
Data is sent in real-time to your computer, mobile device or tablet. The easy-to-navigate app allows for instant access to critical information that can pinpoint an infested tree and save it from destruction.