March 28, 2023

Western Growers Global Harvest Automation Initiative Image Library 1.0 Is Live!

The Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology is very excited to announce that version 1.0 of the Image Library is available for use by AgTech researchers and startups. Here is a short list of frequently asked questions (FAQs):

1) What is the image library? It is a tool to help reduce the time it takes you to do the R&D and initial prototyping work by providing a set of ready-to-use images for key specialty crops.

2) What crops are included? With the initial launch, romaine images can be downloaded here The next three crops to launch will be broccoli, iceberg and green cabbage. The images have been captured and annotation and tagging will finish in April. Each new addition will be announced.

3) How are new crops added? WG has partnered with Axis Ag and Farm-NG on the process to date, and we have a Farm-NG machine and Axis Ag playbook that can be used by University teams and local growers to help build it out to include new crops. Reach out to [email protected] to get access to the machine and playbook.

This resource is completely open source and available to use by all. Visit Github at to gain access.