Wideblue’s Camera to Make Crop Disease Detection Easier

25 February 2020

Glasgow-based product consultancy Wideblue has designed a low-cost camera, which will be used in agriculture to test early-onset disease in various crops including potatoes and soft fruits.

Led by Wideblue, the project was a collaboration between Wideblue and the University of Strathclyde, the University of the West of Scotland, the James Hutton Institute and Galloway and Macleod. The project was funded by Innovate UK.

The Hyperspectral Crop Camera (HCC) takes images across a wide continuous spectrum of wavelengths of light. In the case of the HCC prototype, this was in the visible wavelength region. However, the same technology within the device can be applied to non-visible wavelengths such as short wave infrared.

Wideblue’s Camera to Make Crop Disease Detection Easier