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Red Palm Weevil Detection Methods: A Survey

Authors Names :   Hanan Ahmed   1 *  

1  Affiliation :  Computer Science Department, Faculty of Computers and Information, Fayoum University, Egypt

    Email :  hananahmed55@outlook.com

Doi   :  10.5281/zenodo.3686197

Abstract :

Many pests affect plants, and these have a negatively affected agricultural production and cause a lack of quality. These causes an economic loses and high poverty rates. Many types of pests infest trees like insects, viruses, bacteria, and harmful parasitic plants. One of the most dangerous insects that infest trees such as [date, canary, sago, oil, coconut, etc…] is the Red Palm Weevil (RPW). RPW is currently considered as a global pest, killing trees, increases the tree temperature and causes water stress. It lays the eggs inside the trunk of the tree and starts feeding on the tissue of the plant, then begins to move inside the tree and still inside it until the tree dies, then begin move to the neighboring plants. The early detection of this destructive weevil is not easy; because the visible infection symptoms appear only when the infection stage is dangerous. There are many detection methods for discovering the infected trees, a Visual Inspection, Acoustic Detection, Chemical Detection, and Thermal remote sensing. In this research, we will discuss the different methods used for the early detection of this harmful weevil.

Keywords :

Red Palm Weevil , Visual Inspection , Chemical Detection , Acoustic , Thermal Imaging , Early Detection.

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