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In muesli, as a milkshake or healthy snack – bananas are everywhere.

The tropical plant grows in 129 countries and feeds millions of people, but doesn’t have good defenses against disease.

Now researchers from various countries have jointly developed a platform including an app that is free for farmers.

It helps them identify infected banana crops. All in the blink of an eye.

The system, trained by using machine-based learning and images from smartphones, drones, and satellites, can recognize healthy plants as well as symptoms of disease.

With an accuracy rating of 97%, potential dangers can be located and controlled.

Expansion to cover plantations in Africa, India, Australia and South America is planned.

Salvation for bananas – far from being bandy…

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