Abstract: In this paper we experimentally evaluate a software solution for fast, accurate and automatic detection of plant diseases through Image Processing. Identification of the plant diseases is the key to preventing losses in the quality and quantity of the agricultural product. Health monitoring and disease detection of plant is critical for sustainable agriculture. The typical method of studying plant disease is to rely on visually observable patterns on the plant leaves. Visually identifying plant diseases is inefficient, difficult, time consuming, requires expertise in plant diseases and continuous monitoring which might be expensive in large farms. Therefore; a fast, automatic and accurate method to detect plant disease is of great importance. Hence, image processing technique is employed for the detection of plant diseases. The implementation of these technologies will lead to improved productivity.
Keywords: Plant disease, Digital photographs, Matlab, Image Processing