Maize is one of the most common food crops grown annually around the world whereby the grains are further processed and used for local foods, manufacturing of cereals, animal feeds and many others. As a common food crop some challenges such as virus attacks are faced by farmers in the plant growth process which can result to poor grain yield on harvesting. In this paper, we present a novel algorithm for detecting a common virus known as maize streak virus (MSV). The proposed algorithm uses an image processing technique to detect the presence of MSV on maize leaves. Therefore, MSV is detected by capturing the images of maize leaves and then sending them to a Raspberry Pi computer which runs an image processing algorithm to determine if the maize plant is infected with the MSV.
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