Ragweed pollen is a common allergen causing yearly suffering for millions of people. A single ragweed plant can produce up to a billion pollen grains in a season, which are carried long distances by the wind. It is a major health concern in many parts of the world – also, various countries have laws imposing fines if too much ragweed is found on a property.
Our partner turned to Proofminder to be able to recognize and identify ragweed on ragweed on thousands of hectares of land daily, based on plant phenology.
It only took a few weeks for visual AI development and deployment on the Proofminder platform to ensure scalability.
Ragweed detection and the calculation of infection metrics became accessible via a simple, browser-based map display, to take decisive actions.