Standardised counting of Red Poultry Mite via smartphone camera

Red poultry mites (RPM) is a worldwide problem for laying hens. Extra costs per egg laying period can be as high as 1 euro per hen, due to a higher feed intake and second choice eggs. RPM can also cause allergic reactions at people who works with these hens. Only a couple of effective chemical and biological pest control agents are available that need to be applied in a smart way for an effective treatment and to prevent resistance.

Soilcares offer a simple, accurate method to count Red Poultry Mite infestation which supports choice of appropriate and timely response. Red poultry mites (RPM) is a worldwide problem for laying hens. Only a couple of effective chemical and biological pest control agents are available that need to be applied in a smart way for an effective treatment and to prevent resistance.

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