Real-time AI weed detection for targeted herbicide spraying

Montes del Plata produces Eucalyptus cellulose pulp. Founded in 2009 by two world-leading forestry companies: Stora Enso (Sweden-Finland, 25,000 employees in more than 30 countries, with EUR 10.1 billion in sales in 2019) and Arauco(Chile).

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CHALLENGE
Use the least amount of herbicide required in forestry plantations to increase sustainability and meet industry standards that enable access to international markets.
SOLUTION
Our team developed a tractor-mountable computer vision module that detects weeds in Eucalyptus plantations in real-time as herbicide is sprayed. To this end, we selected components, designed and built the image acquisition system and embedded processing module.

As the machine operates, a video of the planted line is fed to the embedded computer, where image processing algorithms and a deep-learning model run in real time to detect and locate weeds in order to enable targeted spraying.

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