Animals, Agriculture & Food
System For Detection Of Disease In Plants
Inventors: Amanda Gevens, Kaitlin Gold, Philip Townsend
These inventors have recognized that various diseases in plants, such as Phytophthora infestans (late blight) and Alternaria solani (early blight), and/or various stages of such diseases in plants, can be reliably detected by applying measurements from electromagnetic reflections detected from a plant in a model to produce an output indicating a probability of the disease and/or stage. In one aspect, coefficients can be applied to each measurement at each wavelength to emphasize identification of a given disease or stage. In another aspect, an imager can capture images comprising spectral pixels in which each pixel comprises measurements from the electromagnetic reflections for application in a model to identify a given disease or stage.