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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 6
First page : (372) Last page : (378)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5448

Optical Sensing Technologies in Seed Science Research-A Review

Kartoori Saisanthosh1*, N. K. Biradar Patil, Shuba, A. C. and T. Joseph Raju2
Department of Seed Science and Technology, UAS, Dharwad 2. UAS Raichur, Karnataka
*Corresponding Author E-mail: sai.kalebu572@gmail.com
Received: 15.08.2017  |  Revised: 23.09.2017   |  Accepted: 27.09.2017  


Quality seeds are of great importance in agricultural production. As such, rapid and non-destructive detection methods must be developed by the researchers for assessment of seed quality and seed health. Among the currently available non-destructive methods, optical sensing is one of the most promising technologies which has been used in Seed Science Research. This primarily focuses on Machine Vision, Near-Infrared Spectroscopy and Hyper Spectral Imaging. Machine Vision is widely applied to identify and classify seeds by using their visible features, such as colour, shape, texture and size. Near-Infrared Spectroscopy has an advantage in quality discrimination and prediction of internal chemical compositions by using spectral information. Hyper Spectral Imaging integrates the advantages of Machine Vision and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy. Hence, the novel optical sensing technology is proved to be emerging technology which should be harnessed by seed researchers in the area of Seed Science Research.

Key words: Machine Vision, Near-Infrared Spectroscopy, Hyper Spectral Imaging

Full Text : PDF; Journal doi : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782

Cite this article: Saisanthosh, K., Patil, N.K.B., Shuba, A.C. and Raju, T.J., Optical Sensing Technologies in Seed Science Research-A Review, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(6): 372-378 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5448