- Research Grants
|Support type:||Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation|
|Effective date (Start):||March 01, 2012|
|Effective date (End):||September 30, 2012|
|Field of knowledge:||Engineering - Electrical Engineering|
|Principal Investigator:||Galdenoro Botura Junior|
|Home Institution:||Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus Experimental de Sorocaba. Sorocaba , SP, Brazil|
Corn has great economic importance on the world stage, so it is essential that techniques to increase its productivity are developed. The biological control of pests is one of the existing methods to accomplish this task. To evaluate the cause of death of the plague, it is necessary to take samples of eggs to the laboratory and perform counts that determine the efficiency of the method. The project proposes the creation of a virtual instrumentation system that is able to perform the counting of the eggs, from a photograph, with greater speed and accuracy than manual counting.