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Seed characterization by dynamic speckle patterns: a proposal
Author(s): Roberto A. Braga Jr.; Flavio M. Borem; Inacio M. Dal Fabbro; Ricardo A. Arizaga; Hector Jorge Rabal; Marcelo Trivi
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Paper Abstract

This work shows a new technique as a potential methodology to analysis seed. The technology is the dynamic speckle, phenomena produced by the laser illumination on a biological tissue, in this case the seed tissues. In order to develop this technique, it was necessary to know exactly the effect of the water content in the seed on the results, that was evaluated in this research, by the evaluation of the Inertia Moment of seeds in five levels of moisture (13, 20, 30, 37 and 46%). One of the treatments was the use of pvc film to eliminate the evaporation effect. It was analyzed 450 seeds in five degrees of moisture, with and without film, at three consecutive times, and also in a three times replication. Another experiment was the comparison of dead and alive seeds activity by the Inertia Moment in time. The results showed that the moisture influence the level of activity measured by the Inertia Moment technique, that is an important condition to be controlled on the future experiments, and that it is possible to separate dead to alive seeds by Inertia Moment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 December 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4203, Biological Quality and Precision Agriculture II, (29 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.411739
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Roberto A. Braga Jr., Univ. Federal de Lavras (Brazil)
Flavio M. Borem, Univ. Federal de Lavras (Brazil)
Inacio M. Dal Fabbro, Univ. Estadual de Campinas (Brazil)
Ricardo A. Arizaga, Univ. Nacional de La Plata (Argentina)
Hector Jorge Rabal, Univ. Nacional de La Plata (Argentina)
Marcelo Trivi, Univ. Nacional de La Plata (Argentina)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4203:
Biological Quality and Precision Agriculture II
James A. DeShazer; George E. Meyer, Editor(s)

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