Leaf diseases detection empowered with transfer learning model

Muhamamd Daniyal Baig, Hafiz Burhan Ul Haq, Muhammad Asif, Aqdas Tanvir

Article ID: 2358
Vol 2, Issue 1, 2024
DOI: https://doi.org/10.54517/cte.v2i1.2358
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The detection of leaf diseases using modern technology has significant importance in agriculture and artificial intelligence. Deep learning, specifically, plays a crucial role in this field, as it enables accurate and efficient disease classification. Early detection of leaf diseases is vital to implementing timely treatments and preventing widespread damage to leaves. Leaf diseases can be caused by various factors, including bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other pathogens. Among them, bacteria and viruses are the most invasive and can lead to substantial yield losses if not identified and treated promptly. Bacterial and viral infections are common in agricultural settings, affecting leaves of all types and ages. Our research aims to propose a transfer learning-based model for predicting leaf diseases using a dataset of leaf images. The images will be classified into healthy or diseased leaves based on extracted features. The proposed model, named Leaf Disease Transfer Learning Algorithm (LDTLA), demonstrates promising results with an average accuracy of 97.37% on the dataset. Utilizing convolutional neural networks (CNN) and deep learning techniques, our LDTLA model outperforms previous quantitative and qualitative research studies in leaf disease detection. This advanced approach to leaf disease identification holds the potential to revolutionize agriculture by enabling farmers to make informed decisions, implement targeted treatments, and minimize leaf losses caused by diseases.


convolutional neural network (CNN); deep learning; leaf diseases; agricultural imaging; transfer learning; Leaf Disease Transfer Learning Algorithm (LDTLA)

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