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Seed Purity – Differentiation of alfa-alfa and sweet clover seeds

Seed Purity – Differentiation of alfa-alfa and sweet clover seeds

A recent paper shows that Videometer successfully solves the challenging task of discriminating sweet clover seeds from alfalfa seeds. The journal Seed Science and Technology depicts that VideometerLab can achieve seed purity in a fast and effective way.

The abstract states:

“It is hard to remove sweet clover seeds from alfalfa seed lots by conventional methods, affecting the purity of seed lots and resulting losses in for alfalfa hay production as well as seed yield. However, the discrimination of sweet clover seed contaminates in alfalfa seed lots is difficult without special training.

In this study, multispectral imaging with object-wise multivariate image analysis was evaluated for its potential to separate sweet clover and alfalfa seeds.”.

Contreras, S., Bennett, M., & Tay, D. (2009). http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ista/sst/2009/00000037/00000002/art00012. Seed Science and Technology, 37(2), 398–412.
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