Deep learning based multi disease classification of plant leaves using light weight residual architecture

Muniyandi Sadhasivam, Manoharan Kalaiselvi Geetha, James Gladson Maria Britto


Plant diseases can severely impact crop yields, posing a major risk to worldwide food stability. Prompt and precise identification of these diseases is crucial for early intervention and efficient crop administration. This paper introduces an innovative method for detecting plant leaf diseases using residual networks (ResNets) and the PlantVillage dataset. To develop light weight residual (LWR) architecture, five convolutional layers are interleaved with five max-pooling layers, making up the architecture of ten layers. The number of filters in the convolutional layers is gradually increased from 32 to 64 and up to 512 with a 3×3 kernel. A fully connected layer is the last layer of the network which provides the classification of leaf diseases The LWR architecture is trained and evaluated using the PlantVillage dataset, a broad collection of annotated images. This dataset serves as the basis for the system. The findings of the experiments provide evidence that the suggested system has higher accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity measures. The use of residual networks in LWR architecture improves the capability of the model to acquire complicated representations, which in turn enables a more precise differentiation between healthy and unhealthy plant leaves.


Classification; Convolution layer; Deep learning; Neural network; Pooling layer; Residual network

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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