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 at many parts of the world – also various countries have laws triggering fines if too much ragweed is found on a property.
Our partner turned to Proofminder to be able to recognize and identify ragweed on many thousand hectares a day based on plant phenology.
It took just a few weeks for visual AI development and deployment on the Proofminder platform ensured scalability right away.
Ragweed detection, calculation of infection metrics became accessible via a simple, browser-based map display to make decisive actions.