An Alert System on the Presence of Myriapods in Peanut Farms in Senegal

Mbaye, Babacar and Gueye, Assane (2017) An Alert System on the Presence of Myriapods in Peanut Farms in Senegal. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Collaborative Computing, 3 (12): e1. ISSN 2312-8623

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In Senegal, agriculture remains one of the most important sectors of the economy and the culture of peanut is one of the pillars in this domain. Unfortunately, the expansion of this culture is constantly hampered by attacks from several enemies such as the myriapods. These attacks can happen as early as during the germination but also during the fructification of the plants. As a defense solution, farmers use pesticides that often are hostile to the environment. The goal of this project is to build an early detection system that can warn farmers about the presence of the myriapods before the onset of the first attacks. Our proposed solution will be composed of a network of sensors that collect data (environment, soil acidity/composition, etc…), a computing system that uses the collected data to infer whether the insects are present or not, and a communication system that delivers alerts and advices to the farmers. Early detection of myriapods will allow farmers to use better and more environment-friendly defense solutions. We envision to efficiently build such system while keeping its price as low as possible.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: agriculture, peanut, myriapod, sensors, alert system, ICT, environment protection
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: EAI Editor II.
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2020 11:02
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2020 11:02

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