Root Necrosis is a strong symptom of Cassava Brown Streak Virus (CBSV) that causes Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD) in Cassava. Mcrops Has developed an Android Application, NECROSIS DETECT to detect the percentage of necrosis in cassava roots/ tubers.
The Farmer goes to the Field with their device and Launches the Application. Farmer then enters the Field Name/Number from which the cassava roots have been harvested into the Form provided by the application. A camera is then launched with a bounding box. The farmer then takes a picture of the cassava root, positioning the root in the bounding box for the best results during image processing. The image is then processed and a percentage value of the area of the root cross-section that is necropsied is displayed.