Cashew Trees Detection And Yield Analysis Using UAV-Based Map

Sadouanouan Malo, Thierry Roger Bayala, Issouf Ouattara, Arto Visala

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Abstract

In this study we developed a novel method to detect cashew trees in an orthophoto map derived from images collected by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). We also suggest a way in which these detections can be used to analyze the yield of the cashew farm. The proposed method uses image analysis to find the tops of trees, to merge different tops located on the same tree, and to segment individual tree. The segmented trees are used in a deep learning framework to know the exact location of cashew trees. The preliminary cashew detection from UAV-based map is promising. This study can be interesting for developing countries where UAV system are nowadays gaining popularity in agriculture. Our method does not require any additional sensor other than the RGB camera onboard the UAV. This low-cost solution is suitable for small and medium cashew farmers. The developed method can also be extended to other types of trees, other than the cashew.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 16th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (CISTI)
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of CISTI’2021-16th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies
EditorsAlvaro Rocha, Ramiro Goncalves, Francisco Garcia Penalvo, Jose Martins
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9789895465910
ISBN (Print)9789895465910
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 2021
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies - Chaves, Portugal
Duration: 23 Jun 202126 Jun 2021
Conference number: 16
http://www.cisti.eu/

Conference

ConferenceIberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies
Abbreviated titleCISTI
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityChaves
Period23/06/202126/06/2021
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