Based on wavelet neural networks and genetic algorithms

Research: Model to predict tomato yield in Chinese-style solar greenhouses developed

Yield prediction for tomatoes in greenhouses is an important basis for making production plans, and yield prediction accuracy directly affects economic benefits. To improve the prediction accuracy of tomato yield in Chinese-style solar greenhouses (CSGs), a wavelet neural network (WNN) model optimized by a genetic algorithm (GA-WNN) is applied.

Eight variables are selected as input parameters and the tomato yield is the prediction output. The GA is adopted to optimize the initial weights, thresholds, and translation factors of the WNN. The experiment results show that the mean relative errors (MREs) of the GA-WNN model, WNN model, and backpropagation (BP) neural network model are 0.0067, 0.0104, and 0.0242, respectively.

The results root mean square errors (RMSEs) are 1.725, 2.520, and 5.548, respectively. The EC values are 0.9960, 0.9935, and 0.9868, respectively.

Therefore, the GA-WNN model has a higher prediction precision and a better fitting ability compared with the BP and the WNN prediction models. The research of this paper is useful from both theoretical and technical perspectives for quantitative tomato yield prediction in the CSGs.

Read the complete research here.

Wang, Yonggang & Xiao, Ruimin & Yin, Yizhi & Liu, Tan. (2021). Prediction of Tomato Yield in Chinese-Style Solar Greenhouses Based on Wavelet Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms. Information. 12. 336. 10.3390/info12080336. 

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