Pests and diseases can be harmful to any plant, that’s why plant health monitoring has become more important and obtainable than before, and one thing is for sure, technology is extremely helpful in advancing this type of activity.
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HAVING THE RIGHT CONTAINER FOR YOUR CAMERA MONITORING SYSTEM
One of the most common ways for monitoring plants would be by using cameras, depending on the size of the planted area this can be more convenient or not, like in the case of using them in a greenhouse, it would be convenient to use cameras, thanks to the fact that they would not be affected by external forces like wind, rain, and the sun; making it easier to monitor the health of the plants (in a superficial level)
In larger areas the usage of drones with cameras implemented into them would be a better option, this could cover a greater area in a faster way, and from an aerial view of the terrain. Using just cameras might be good enough for some people, but if higher precision is required, then other types of camera-related options would be good options, like:
- Using Deep Learning: By using deep learning techniques in image-based disease detection systems, a computer code would be able to review the footage taken by the cameras, analyze it, and determine a reliable diagnosis for the plant; notifying if it is healthy or has some irregularities that could be damaging for the plant.
- Hyperspectral imaging: Its main application is to detect diseases, pests, and stressors on plants; it has been used to monitor crop health, weed infestation, nitrogen deficiency, nutrient deficiencies, soil compaction, and water stress. Hyperspectral sensors can also be used to identify the presence of specific pathogens, such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, nematodes, insects, mites, and weeds.
HIGH-QUALITY INTERNAL SYSTEM COMPONENTS FOR YOUR MONITORING DEVICE
Many types of sensors could be used for monitoring plants including cameras, spectrometers, thermal imagers, and light meters. These sensors provide information about the environment around the plants. This includes temperature, humidity, airflow, carbon dioxide levels, and light intensity.
Many of these products are fairly simple but also require good quality to stand out and offer the best service, that’s where the job of ARRK comes in. ARRK’s team of experts can show the different processes we have available to satisfy our client’s demands, ranging from economical and simple processes like urethane casting and 3d printing to some more refined processes like CNC machining. We will find the best method to produce it no matter the intended product.