Herbicides are commonly used in crop fields to optimize the yield. However, in addition to being costly, these chemicals have detrimental effects on the environment.
Is there a more efficient and less damaging way to control weeds with herbicides?
Yes,there is: What if you could spray herbicide just on the parts of the field that contain weeds? This would significantly reduce the amount of herbicide required.
Through image analysis, experts at NovaSyst were able to gain an understanding of the weeds and crops and then discriminate the plants based on their geometric appearance. The provided solution correctly classifies 94 percent of corn and soybean plants and 85 percent of weeds (multiple species) without any prior knowledge.