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Crop Field monitoring service based on Remote sensing weeds detection and mapping

The prevalence of a toxic weed, Datura stramonium, is increased in different crops for human consumption, such as wheat, soybean, corn and vegetables such as tomatoes, sweet corn, green peas, green beans, red peppers and spice peppers.

All parts of Datura plants contain dangerous levels of the tropane alkaloids which are toxic for animals and humans. Numerous reports have been of human poisonings, including mortalities, due to the accidental ingestion of Datura plant parts.

Once the weed is in the crop, it is very difficult to remove it, therefore, its presence should be prevented.

ReWeeMap aims to develop a service based on remote sensing (drones), imaging and AI technologies.

Remote sensing and mapping solutions provide a detailed view of horticultural and corn fields and replace the current methods of visual identification and closing out those areas of the fields that are contaminated with weeds by physical walking through. This will provide a significantly more reliable and efficient method of preventing toxic foreign material contamination of corn and vegetable raw materials that can lead to product recalls.

Project partners: ART21, Agricorn Kft, Univer-Agro Kft, University of Szeged, Campden BRI Hungary

Project duration: 1 September 2023- 31 August 2025

The ReWeeMap (project ID: 23123) is an EIT Food project, co-funded by the European Union.

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