Israeli Startup Launches AI-Powered Alert App To Help Farmers Save Crops From Disease, Pests
This article was re-published with permission from NoCamels.com – Israeli Innovation News
Common Smut, Tip Blight, Downy Mildew, and Phytophthora root rot. If you were an onion, maize, tomato or bell pepper farmer, you’d be alarmed as these are the names of just some of the more common diseases and deficiencies that can affect these agricultural crops.
The diseases can wreak havoc, take a devastating economic toll on farmers and may even have far-reaching consequences with pathogens remaining viable in the soil for several years.
Saillog, a Tel Aviv-based agriculture tech startup founded just last year, has come up with an innovative way to help farmers stay ahead and devise a containment and management strategy.
The company launched a free smartphone app, Agrio, leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and computer vision algorithms to identify plant diseases and deficiencies. Agrio allows users to take images of crops they suspect are affected, upload them to the platform and, within moments, receive a diagnosis and recommendations on how to proceed.
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