Developing intelligent self-propelled boom sprayer for variable rate plant protection product application
This project will aim to convert a commercially available variable rate sprayer into and intelligent sprayer able to precisely spray the pests and weeds in the potato seeds only when needed. The detection of the pests and seeds will take place by cameras equipped with algorithms able to detect each target. The team members will establish communication between the cameras and the electronic components in the sprayer and modify other components to enable a real-time application. The benefit to the organization who are the owners of the sprayer will be to optimize the applications of agrochemicals which will directly lead to reduction in the cost of production of potatoes.