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Intelligent Lemon Yield Monitoring An AI Powered Fruit Prediction System for Optimal Harvest Management

21/04/2023
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Background information

As the demand for fresh produce continues to grow, methods for predicting fruit yields are becoming more efficient and reliable. In addition to increasing productivity and optimizing commercial and operational decisions, farmers are now able to accurately and quickly detect and count fruit using hyperspectral imaging and deep learning algorithms. Using AI to forecast fruit yields can result in increased profitability and more efficient supply chain management for farmers.

Smart farming, which is powered by intelligent systems, is transforming agriculture and helping farmers achieve sustainable economic growth. Yield estimation is a crucial component of smart farming, as it enables farmers to make informed decisions about harvesting, marketing, and other farming activities. However, traditional manual yield estimation processes have been difficult due to imprecise results, labor-intensive procedures, and lengthy processes. To overcome these challenges, farmers have developed a Fruit Yield Prediction System based on artificial intelligence. The system helps provide accurate and efficient yield estimations, which can inform critical decisions.

System Requirements

The AI Fruit Yield Prediction System requires a deep learning algorithm and hyperspectral images to accurately analyze images of fruit trees. To achieve precise results, the system must include a sensing system capable of capturing focused images. Fruit detection and localization rely on segmentation and artificial intelligence, which are crucial components of the system. Overcoming the challenges of fruit yield is critical to the success of the system. These challenges include sampling, collection, annotation, and data augmentation. To provide farmers with accurate, reliable, and efficient yield estimates, the system combines hyperspectral imagery with deep learning algorithms, semantic segmentation, and artificial intelligence.

System Description

Intelligent fruit yield estimation relies on a sensing system to capture focused images in the field, using spectral imaging to obtain additional information on spectral details. To profile lemon fruit, the SKY-640v2 is used to train the AI model. Inference results on the condition of the lemons are sent back to the cloud system by the MIC-710AIX, which is equipped with an AI model. At the edge, the MIC- 710AIX measures the growth, maturity, and health of each fruit, while the AI model on the server analyzes the data to project a tree's yield. This system is easy to implement and offers significant benefits to farmers.

Project Implementation

The implementation of the AI Fruit Yield Prediction System brings numerous benefits to the fruit supply chain. By optimizing operational, logistical, and commercial decisions, the system ensures that fresh produce is available and of high quality at the right time. With accurate yield estimation, farmers can plan their harvesting and marketing strategies more effectively, leading to improved productivity. The system also provides farmers with accurate data analysis, giving them the information they need to make informed decisions about their resources. By streamlining the supply chain, the system creates a more efficient and cost-effective fruit management process.

System Diagram

Why Advantech AI Solution

The development of the AI Fruit Yield Prediction System is an important development in the field of smart farming and agriculture. It offers a multitude of benefits for farmers and the entire fruit supply chain. By optimizing operational, logistical, and commercial decisions, the system ensures that fresh produce is delivered on time and of the highest quality.

The implementation of the AI system leads to a significant increase in productivity, thanks to its data accuracy and analysis capabilities. Additionally, farmers can benefit from useful information and tools at the beginning of the season, helping them optimize yield, sales, and operations, resulting in increased profitability. With the yield prediction technology and analytical tools provided by the system, customers can plan, manage and optimize their decisions several months in advance, enabling them to make more informed and effective choices.

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