The Bozkır District Agriculture and Forestry Directorate has started using artificial intelligence for apple producers who cultivate in Konya's Bozkır district.
According to a written statement from the Bozkır District Agriculture Directorate, apple producers will be protected against harmful pests using technological tools, thus eliminating the need for unnecessary pesticide use by the producers.
Bozkır District Agriculture and Forestry Director Halil Durmuş stated in his statement that they are continuing to bring agriculture together with technology in the district and that artificial intelligence systems are being used to contribute to apple producers to produce higher quality and reliable products at lower costs in apple cultivation, which is one of the district's important production items.
The artificial intelligence system, offered to the service of the producers, includes an optical high-resolution camera system that can identify harmful insects in apple orchards from a photograph and a sticky trap with an adhesive plate.
By using the pheromone attraction specific to insects, the apple worm pests caught in the sticky trap will be detected, and necessary warnings will be given to the producers.
After being warned by the agriculture directorate, the farmers will avoid the unnecessary use of plant protection products and apply pesticides at the appropriate time and dosage.