Detection and Contouring of BAU-Kul using Image Processing Techniques

  • MM Rahman Department of Agricultural Engineering, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur 1706, Bangladesh
  • MMH Oliver Department of Agricultural Engineering, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur 1706, Bangladesh
Keywords: BAU-Kul, contour detection, edge detection, image segmentation

Abstract

Automated grading and sorting of fruits during harvesting period are needed for securing better market prices. In order to introduce such automation facilities in Bangladesh, edging and contouring information of the locally grown fruits is important. This study reports the first endeavor towards the use of image processing techniques for a popular jujube variety (BAU-Kul) in Bangladesh. Image processing techniques were used for segmentation, and contouring on the basis of color Thresholding, edge detection and contour detection in Python-OpenCV software. Six random samples of BAU-Kul fruit were used for the research. Perimeter lengths obtained from the image analysis of the six samples ranged from 17.9 cm to 20.20 cm with an average of 19.29 (±1.02) cm. The measured lengths on the other hand, varied from 16.2 cm to 19.1 cm with an average of 17.75 (±1.3) cm. Consequently, the average error in calculation was limited to only 7.98%. This indicates the fact that images captured through mobile devices can be used for detection and contouring of BAU-Kul samples with fairly high accuracy (92.02%). These information provides a foreground basis of automation for the grading and sorting systems of BAU-Kul fruits in Bangladesh.

Ann. Bangladesh Agric. (2019) 23(2) : 15-25

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2019-12-02
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Rahman, M., & Oliver, M. (2019). Detection and Contouring of BAU-Kul using Image Processing Techniques. Annals of Bangladesh Agriculture, 23(2), 15-25. https://doi.org/10.3329/aba.v23i2.50052
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