Grape Downy Mildew On-line Detection Based on Accurate Image Processing Method Preformed on Embedded Ambient Intelligence System

  • Peifeng Xu
  • Qiyou Jiang
  • Zhongying Zhao
  • Ning YangEmail author
  • Rongbiao Zhang
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1084)


In this paper, an accurate and intelligent Grape Downy Mildew (GDM) detection method based on common image processing and artificial neural network (ANNs) is proposed. In view of the structure of grape leaves and the distribution characteristics of GDM on leaves, firstly, image processing is mainly to solve the extraction of downy mildew areas on leaves, which is mainly composed of gray-scale processing, gray-scale linear transformation and binarization, and the effects of different processing algorithms and parameters on the results are discussed. Secondly, an ANNs is used to reduce the interference of grape leaf vein on the spot area statistics. Finally, the hardware and software platform based on ARM9 integrated processor, Linux and QT is used to realize the system integration. Compared with the traditional detection method, the accuracy of this detection method can reach 97%, which is close to the accuracy of the human eye, which can be used as an ambient intelligence system in the vineyard inspection, automatic completion of grape GDM detection and grading.


Grape Downy Mildew (GDM) Image processing Artificial Neural Network (ANNs) Embedded ambient intelligence system 



This work was financially supported by the Chinese National Natural Science Foundation (Grant No. 61673195), The University “Blue_Cyanine project” training plan of Jiangsu, Chinese National Natural Science Foundation (Grant No. 31701324), Science and Technology projects plan of Jiangsu Vocational College of Agriculture and Forestry (Grant No. 2018kj11 and 2018kj12).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peifeng Xu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Qiyou Jiang
    • 2
  • Zhongying Zhao
    • 2
  • Ning Yang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rongbiao Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Electrical and Information EngineeringJiangsu UniversityZhenjiangChina
  2. 2.Jiangsu Vocational College of Agriculture and ForestryJurongChina

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