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Towards Sustainable Agricultural Systems: A Lightweight Deep Learning Model for Plant Disease Detection

Sana Parez1, Naqqash Dilshad2, Turki M. Alanazi3, Jong Weon Lee1,*

1 Department of Software, Sejong University, Seoul, 05006, Korea
2 Department of Convergence Engineering for Intelligent Drone, Sejong University, Seoul, 05006, Korea
3 Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, Jouf University, Sakaka, Saudi Arabia

* Corresponding Author: Jong Weon Lee. Email: email

Computer Systems Science and Engineering 2023, 47(1), 515-536.


A country’s economy heavily depends on agricultural development. However, due to several plant diseases, crop growth rate and quality are highly suffered. Accurate identification of these diseases via a manual procedure is very challenging and time-consuming because of the deficiency of domain experts and low-contrast information. Therefore, the agricultural management system is searching for an automatic early disease detection technique. To this end, an efficient and lightweight Deep Learning (DL)-based framework (E-GreenNet) is proposed to overcome these problems and precisely classify the various diseases. In the end-to-end architecture, a MobileNetV3Small model is utilized as a backbone that generates refined, discriminative, and prominent features. Moreover, the proposed model is trained over the PlantVillage (PV), Data Repository of Leaf Images (DRLI), and a new Plant Composite (PC) dataset individually, and later on test samples, its actual performance is evaluated. After extensive experimental analysis, the proposed model obtained 1.00%, 0.96% and 0.99% accuracies on all three included datasets. Moreover, the proposed method achieves better inference speed when compared with other State-Of-The-Art (SOTA) approaches. In addition, a comparative analysis is conducted where the proposed strategy shows tremendous discriminative scores as compared to the various pre-trained models and other Machine Learning (ML) and DL methods.


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S. Parez, N. Dilshad, T. M. Alanazi and J. W. Lee, "Towards sustainable agricultural systems: a lightweight deep learning model for plant disease detection," Computer Systems Science and Engineering, vol. 47, no.1, pp. 515–536, 2023.

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