Abstract: The protection of plants and crops in the farming fields is extremely important, because they form the basis for survival of humans every day. Such plants are often subject to various factors like viral, bacterial or fungal diseases that cause degradation and even the death of the plants, by gradually deteriorating them when they are healthy, thus decreasing the crop yield, and also makes them unfit for consumption by humans. In order to tackle this issue and lend a helping hand to the farmers, this paper introduces a system which will detect if a plant is affected by a disease or not, with a greater accuracy, by processing the captured appropriate plant images and spray the medicine automatically if it is found diseased. In addition to this, the system can also check if enough water is held for plants using water sensor, and pump water to the plants automatically, in the farming land. With this system, time can be saved to the maximum for farmers, since it promotes automation in farming. Also, this will be of help in a number of farming applications like in organic farming.
Keywords: Plant Leaf images, MATLAB, Arduino Uno, Image processing, Automation, Water sensor
| DOI: 10.17148/IJARCCE.2019.8258