Conor Smith

Browntail Moth treatment

Discussion created by Conor Smith on Jul 22, 2019
Latest reply on Jul 23, 2019 by Garabo

Hey, 

 

I don't know if I'm way over my head here.  I'm not a programer and I don't totally understand the technical lingo.  However, I have an idea to treat the ever increasing Browntail moth populations in the Northeaster United States and anywhere these little devils exist.  I want to modify an agricultural drone to spray a certain strain of Bacillus and fungus onto the nests and caterpillars to dramatically decrease populations.  I would like to use IR imaging to allow the drone to learn how to identify nests and leaf damage to trees to become an automated seek and treat system that anyone could buy into.  There is a lot of money to be made and a lot of relief that can be brought to the communities that are being affected by these moths. 

 

If you don't know about this problem, please look up Browntail Moth rash. 

 

Is there technology out there that would be able to achieve this goal? 

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