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Improvements in optical sorting of mold-damaged wheat
Author(s): Stephen R. Delwiche
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The current study describes the use of three forms of optical measurement of single wheat kernels for screening of Fusarium head blight for eventual incorporation in high-speed optical sorters. Our previous research has demonstrated a sorting efficiency of approximately 50 percent with existing high-speed equipment, but a much higher efficiency (~95%) when analytical spectrometers are used. The intention of the current work is to bridge this efficiency gap. Knowledge gained from analysis of the single kernel in-flight response will provide design criteria for improvement of high-speed optical sorters for recognition of mold-damaged wheat.

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Date Published: 23 October 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6381, Optics for Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Foods, 63810A (23 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.686027
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Stephen R. Delwiche, USDA Agricultural Research Service (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6381:
Optics for Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Foods
Yud-Ren Chen; George E. Meyer; Shu-I Tu, Editor(s)

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