Bringing AI smarts to tackling Australia’s priority weeds

Built for Aussies by Aussies, WeedScan protects our environment, farms and communities

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Australia’s first AI weed identification and management app

WeedScan is powered by a CSIRO AI identification model trained on more than 120,000 weed images and tested across Australia by scientists, farmers, community groups, agronomists, rangers, weeds and natural resource management officers.

It’s an identification, recording and alert system for over 450 priority and other weeds, backed by the latest management information to support cooperative weeds action Australia-wide.

Common garden weeds are not a focus of the WeedScan app.

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Who can use WeedScan?

WeedScan is a free resource which allows registered users to make a record of a suspect weed for formal verification.

Part of a local Landcare, Bushcare or regeneration group? Create your own in-app group to share your records and observations for improved weed control. Plus, using the embedded weed biology and management information relevant to your location, you can alert State and local land managers of new incursions.

How does WeedScan work?

Simply snap a photo of a plant you suspect is a weed and upload it to WeedScan. The AI model assesses your photo against verified images of weeds. Within seconds, WeedScan suggests possible plant identifications, with degrees of confidence for each suggestion. WeedScan is available as a web or mobile app (Android and iOS).

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Who built WeedScan?

WeedScan is powered by the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions, CSIRO, the Atlas of Living Australia, the NSW Department of Primary Industries and the South Australian, Queensland and Victorian Governments. The project was funded by the Australian Government's National Landcare Program.