Scientists are helping farmers detect diseases in underground plants. Many plants appear healthy because of their green leaves. However, after waiting months for crops to develop, farmers pull up their produce only to encounter many issues. Artificial Intelligence in drones will help farmers to recognize and stop these issues in less time.
AI drones take images from high above the ground. It then connects to a program called Pheno-i. This synthesizes the data from thousands of images to create a spreadsheet. This spreadsheet shows scientists how the different methods used by farmers influence each plant.
"We're helping breeders to select the best root crop varieties more quickly, so they can breed higher-yielding, more climate-smart varieties for farmers," said Gomez Selvaraj.
AI imaging can be utilized to discover and analyze multiple patterns in crop growth. This will create a more effective way of redirecting agricultural efforts to produce the healthiest crops.