A Real-Time Specific Weed Recognition System by Measuring Weeds Density through Mask Operation

  • Imran Ahmed
  • Zaheer Ahmad
  • Muhammad Islam
  • Awais Adnan
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The identification and classification of weeds are of major technical and economical importance in the agricultural industry. To automate these activities, like in shape, color and texture, weed control system is feasible. The goal of this paper is to build a real-time, machine vision weed control system that can detect weed locations. In order to accomplish this objective, a real-time robotic system is developed to identify and locate outdoor plants using machine vision technology and pattern recognition. The algorithm which is based on Measuring Weeds Density through Mask operation is developed to classify images into broad and narrow class for real-time selective herbicide application. The developed algorithm has been tested on weeds at various locations, which have shown that the algorithm to be very effectiveness in weed identification. Further the results show a very reliable performance on weeds under varying field conditions. The analysis of the results shows over 95 % classification accuracy over 170 sample images (broad and narrow) with 70 samples from each category of weeds.


Weed detection Image Processing real-time recognition weed density mask 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Imran Ahmed
    • 1
  • Zaheer Ahmad
    • 1
  • Muhammad Islam
    • 2
  • Awais Adnan
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre of Information TechnologyInstitute of Management SciencesHayatabadPakistan
  2. 2.Department of TelecomFAST-NUPeshawarPakistan

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