Drone based control of pine processionary moth outbreaks in Mediterranean woodlands.
Document typeMaster thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
The objective of this thesis was to research, if a drone based system for the control of Pine Processionary Moth (PPM) outbreaks in the Mediterranean woodlands is a feasible concept. The insect builds silken nests in the tip of pine tree branches to survive the cold temperatures during winter months. The concept developed for the body of this thesis uses a drone to detect said nests and to inject pesticides into its center to eradicate its inhabitants.
SubjectsDrone aircraft, Agricultural pests--Control, Avions no tripulats, Pins -- Malalties i plagues, Plagues agrícoles -- Control