Whitefly Count


3 students enrolled

Course is about the automated methods of doing field-based whitefly count on cassava leaves. Whiteflies are the vectors that have been linked with the transmission of disease in cassava plants. They also cause direct damage to the plant. In this course we will look at a mobile app for doing whitefly count and a desktop semi-automated method.

  • Overview 

    • Introduction
    • Current counting methods
    • Automated counting methods
  • Whitefly mobile app 

    In this section we discuss an Android mobile application for doing whitefly count in the field

    • Installation
    • Field use of the mobile application
    • Extracting data from the mobile device
  • Semi-automated counting 

    In this section we discuss a partially automated but more accurate way of counting whiteflies.

    • Installation
    • Field collection of images using mobile phone
    • Transfer of images to computer
    • Automated count of whiteflies on computer
    • Semi-automated count of whiteflies on computer
  • Troubleshooting 

    In this section we discuss general troubleshooting guidelines for the whitefly count applications

    • Troubleshooting mobile device whitefly app
    • Troubleshooting semi-automated application