Automatic Pest Infestation Detection on Crops

Details of the organization
University of Central Punjab
Business sector entities

Information about the project
Automatic Pest Infestation Detection on Crops
Agriculture sector is vital to feed the increasing world population but yearly it gets adversely affected by natural disasters. One of the main causes of crop destruction is pest infection. In this project we investigate the effectiveness of thermal image detection of pests in crops using a flying robot. A flying robot flies over the whole crop and captures data using a thermal camera. The methodology is based on computer vision algorithms. Automatic Pest Density Estimation will reduce the need for over-use of pesticides and increase productivity of crops, additionally lowering the cost of farming for poor farmers.
National implementation: Pakistan
Ongoing from 01/07/2016 to 30/06/2017
Moazzam Raza, Usman Tariq, Hashir Ishtiaq

WSIS information
      * E-agriculture
  • Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all
  • Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
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