Potato Viral Disease Dataset on both Foliar and Tuber

Published: 21 November 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/rgfhzd5mzw.1


Potato (Solanum tuberosum) is the main crop that is vegetatively propagated(cloning). It is the third most important food crop after wheat and rice in terms of human consumption. This crop is affected by various types of diseases like bacterial, fungal, and viral diseases. As, a traditional practice some viral disease are identified by visual symptoms and some by laboratory methods like Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), real time reverse-transcription- polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) etc., the above methods are tedious, computational costs along with time will be high and it is requiring a more labor-intensive and controlled lab structure to carry out the experiment. So, there is an urgent need for developing an automated model which employs machine learning, deep learning methodology which are subset of Artificial Intelligence. This model helps agriculturist/ farmers for early detection of viral disease. and take effective measures for huge yield loss. The dataset shows different types of viral diseases that the potato crop foliar and tubers get effected with namley Mosaic Virus, Potato Leaf Roll Virus(PLRV), on foliar, and on tuber Potato Spindle Tuber Viriod (PSTVD), Potato Virus Y(PVY)-tuber cracking. The dataset of foliar and tuber comprises of Nineteen hundred and seventy two images Mosaic(666), PLRV(527), Healthy leaf(135), PSTVD(85), PVY cracking (559). Each image of size in pixels is 4288*2848 and camera employed is Nikon D90,its configuration details include f-stop-f/5.3, ISO speed -ISO-250, focal length-80mm, contrast -medium, No flash. The dataset is collected from potato fields of University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad where 3 acres of land is cultivated with certified seeds from modipuram regional Centre and 1 acre is cultivated with uncertified seeds. The scientist from the research institute shared the image data from Indian Council of Agricultural Research- Central Potato Research Institute (ICAR- CPRI) shimla. The data set is captured in the day light by placing the leaf or tuber on black background. The image data collected has different symptoms like plant affected with mosaic virus has yellow color spread throughout the leaf the leaf can be classified as mild, medium and severe mosaic. The color feature plays a major role in classifying the mosaic viral disease the symptoms include yellow color propagated throughout the leaf. The PLRV symptoms are rolling of leaf towards upward direction the texture of the leaf is little crunchy in nature. The main features here are shape and texture for accurately classifying the disease. In tuber PSTVD where the tubers are elongated that is based on shape features the classifier gives the accurate results. PVY cracking it is one of the strains of potato virus Y where the tubers have cracks on external part which is noninfectious. The cracks generally start at bud and extend lengthwise.


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To provide a Real-time solution for the early detection of viral diseases in potato crops. The dataset is collected from the potato field with experts' advice from the University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Dharwad. The leaves affected with Mosaic virus, Potato Leaf Roll Virus (PLRV), Potato Spindle Tuber Viroid (PSTVD), and Tuber cracking are taken from the field and placed on a black background and captured by using a Nikon D90 camera. The collected data from fields and research Centre can be utilized for disease prediction using Image processing and machine learning. First step is data acquisition, preprocessing of images for removing noise and distortions from the image, Segmentation for extracting region of interest, extracting features from the segmented image and then based on the features the classification is done to predict the disease accurately.


Visvesvaraya Technological University, Poojya Doddappa Appa College of Engineering


Artificial Intelligence, Image Processing, Machine Learning Algorithm, Precision Agriculture