Smart Armyworm Surveillance: Project Technical Report

Aislinn Pearson, James Bell, S. Subramanian & K. Ouma
This project was designed to test three different technologies for monitoring the fall armyworm, a highly migratory moth pest of maize in Kenya. This insect is invasive and is estimated to have caused between US$200 and US$600 million dollars’ worth of crop damage in Africa since it was first observed in western Africa in 2016. The three technologies we piloted were entomological radar, digital pheromone traps and an image identification app. The hypothesis we set...
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