Face-to-face meeting in UM

We had a very successful and productive face-to face meeting, which was held in University of Malaya from 10 to 14 September 2018. During the meeting, we had discussed the project progress/achievements made so far, identified challenges and problems to execute the project, and most importantly developed an even closer relationship and understanding between two teams from different countries.

Field trip to Sekinchan

The project team from both countries also conducted a field trip to the rice field in Sekinchan in Malaysia, which provided both UK and Malaysia teams a better understanding on how to develop a practical system for better crop disease management and control.

Shakirin is explaining the weed problem identified at this plot

Preliminary Data Collection

The 2-day temporary drone deployment was held on 16th and 19th of May 2018 at five (5) different locations in IADA Barat Laut Selangor rice field. The images were taken at different height (5-meter intervals up to 40 meter) and covered various conditions of paddy health. A total of 200 images were captured during the preliminary data collection and the images were annotated for further analysis.