Segmentation techniques in X-ray images for the analysis of mango stem boring insects
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Mango plants are generally affected by various pests. The stem borer is a very harmful pest as its grub feeds on the internal parts of the tree leaving very little external evidence of damage to the host plant. Existing pest management methods suffer from the lack of knowledge about the precise location of the pest within the plant and the extent of internal damage. Recent laboratory experiments prove that these drawbacks can be overcome by using radiography as a means of study of the internal constituents of the plant’s stem. This paper proposes a method to precisely segment the tree trunk followed by the segmentation of the stem boring insect’s tunnels that appear in an X-ray image.
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SourceMathematics for Applications. 2014, 3, č. 1, s. 33-41. ISSN 1805-3629.
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