Keywords

virtual reality; image processing; integrated disease management, warning system

Location

Session D2: Virtual Reality, 3D Applications, and Immersive Visualization

Start Date

17-6-2014 3:40 PM

End Date

17-6-2014 5:20 PM

Abstract

Strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duchesne) is an important fruit crop in Brazil. Strawberry cultivation interest occurs because of high profitability, consumer acceptance and crop production diversity. Notwithstanding, diseases caused by fungi are a major problem in strawberry fields. For this reason, growers adopt rigid phytosanitary management practices in order to prevent losses. In this context, growers rely on the use of pesticides for controlling diseases. However, pesticide usage increases the product costs, reduces fruit quality and increases rejection by consumers. This paper presents a Virtual Reality system project to assist integrated disease management in strawberry using image processing. High quality images captured in real time by drones will be analyzed and displayed in the system by an interactive 3D user interface. With this approach, we expect to warn growers about disease risk rationalizing chemicals use and increasing fruit quality and yield. In addition, this project aims to disseminate the use of these technologies, especially for small strawberry farms.

 
Jun 17th, 3:40 PM Jun 17th, 5:20 PM

A Virtual Reality System to Monitor and Control Diseases in Strawberry with Drones: A project

Session D2: Virtual Reality, 3D Applications, and Immersive Visualization

Strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duchesne) is an important fruit crop in Brazil. Strawberry cultivation interest occurs because of high profitability, consumer acceptance and crop production diversity. Notwithstanding, diseases caused by fungi are a major problem in strawberry fields. For this reason, growers adopt rigid phytosanitary management practices in order to prevent losses. In this context, growers rely on the use of pesticides for controlling diseases. However, pesticide usage increases the product costs, reduces fruit quality and increases rejection by consumers. This paper presents a Virtual Reality system project to assist integrated disease management in strawberry using image processing. High quality images captured in real time by drones will be analyzed and displayed in the system by an interactive 3D user interface. With this approach, we expect to warn growers about disease risk rationalizing chemicals use and increasing fruit quality and yield. In addition, this project aims to disseminate the use of these technologies, especially for small strawberry farms.