Grant will support expanded use of artificial intelligence for crop health

A research team developing artificial-intelligence-based solutions for diagnosing and managing threats to crop health has received a grant to expand the technology to assist more smallholder farmers around the world.

PlantVillage "Nuru," a smartphone app that is capable of accurately diagnosing cassava diseases offline without an internet connection, is expanding to detect and diagnose diseases of potatoes, yams and bananas, as well as crop damage from the invasive fall armyworm. IMAGE: COURTESY OF PLANTVILLAGE, PENN STATE