Classification of Various Plant Leaf Disease Using Pretrained Convolutional Neural Network On Imagenet

Geetabai S. Hukkeri, B. C. Soundarya, H. L. Gururaj, Vinayakumar Ravi

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Introduction/Background: Plant diseases and pernicious insects are a considerable threat in the agriculture sector. Leaf diseases impact agricultural production. Therefore, early detection and diagnosis of these diseases are essential. This issue can be addressed if a farmer can detect the diseases properly. Objective: The fundamental goal of this project is to create and test a model for precisely classifying leaf diseases in plants. Materials and Methods: This paper introduces a model designed to classify leaf diseases effectively. The research utilizes the publicly available PlantVillage dataset, which includes 38 different classes of leaf images, ranging from healthy to disease-infected leaves. Pretrained CNN (Convolutional Neural Network) models, including VGG16, ResNet50, InceptionV3, MobileNetV2, AlexNet, and EfficientNet, are employed for image classification. Results: The paper provides a performance comparison of these models. The results show that the EfficientNet model achieves an accuracy of 97.5% in classifying healthy and diseased leaf images, outperforming other models. Discussion: This research highlights the potential of utilizing advanced neural network architectures for accurate disease detection in the agricultural sector. Conclusion: This study demonstrates the efficacy of employing sophisticated CNN models, particularly EfficientNet, to properly identify leaf diseases. Such technological developments have the potential to improve disease detection in agriculture. These improvements help to improve food security by allowing for preventive actions to battle crop diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere18743315305194
JournalOpen Agriculture Journal
Publication statusPublished - 2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Soil Science


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