Gamba Grass Management

Project Info

Team Name


Team Members

Ruwani , Rakibul Haque , Bibek and 2 other members with unpublished profiles.

Project Description

Gamba grass (Andropogon gayanus) was introduced into the Northern Territory as a pasture grass in the
1930s. Subsequently, plantings occurred throughout pastoral and agricultural areas of the Top End.
Since this time gamba grass has proved to be highly invasive, establishing itself in savanna woodlands,
riparian areas and vulnerable vegetation communities.
A combination of impacts on fire regimes, soil nutrient and soil water cycles are dramatically changing
these native plant communities. Wildlife communities and our environment are also at risk from habitat
Machine Learning methods already have demonstrated great potential in proving prediction and
computational power in agricultural data analysis. The next few years will undoubtedly see more
of this tools tailored and applied to agriculture.

The proposed model will works like this:
Step 1: Input Grass images
Step 2: pre-processing of selected data
Step 3: Segmentation of Images (Size, colour, texture)
Step 4: Extraction of Features (colours, size of grown up leaves)
Step 5: Identify the area for spreading chemical.
Step 6: Use google sprinkler for spreading chemical on specific area from remote access.
Step 7: Monitor Model and sprinkler monthly basis and use GPS tracker for tracking the device.

Data Story

The data gather from Northern territory Government (NTG) data portal .
The dataset we used was - Vegetation Sites Database (VSD) vegetation sites - survey conducted in a different timeframe by the by the Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security NT to gather the vegetation data from all part of NT.
We used National Map of Australian Government to extract the vegetation data from different sites.

Evidence of Work


Team DataSets

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Challenge Entries

How can we beat Gamba Grass?

How can we reduce the risk of fire and damage caused by gamba grass to the natural environment, life, property and infrastructure?

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