VideometerLab for Rice Phenotyping and Rice Quality
The state-of-art instrument, VideometerLab is demonstrated for quantifying rice phenotype for genebank management and for phenotypic purity. Our application is also extended by rice seed health, maturity, and rice milling quality. In this article, you will learn how it is conducted with spectral imaging and machine learning technology.
What is rice phenotyping?
To improve crops of rice (Oryza sativa L.) crops for drought susceptibility or insect vulnerability it is important to understand the organism’s phenotype. By this determination, crop scientists are able to predict the plants’ performance in specific conditions or geographical contexts.
Rice phenotyping allows more sustainable plantation in terms of economy and environment. It is now possible to do it with genebank management and rice’s purity. Furthermore, spectral imaging allows accurate analysis and prediction.
How to assess rice quality?
Rice quality impacts the final taste of end customers but it is also used for rice which is further processed. The quality revolves around its purity, health, and possible adulteration. The foremost is to check if the rice does not involve mechanical or insect damage, as well as inert material. In some cases, the size of rice seeds is also crucial. Videometer can also detect possible molds and other pathogens.
The Rice adulteration process is becoming more elaborate which makes it harder to detect for a human naked eye. The recent research paper shows that VideometerLab is able to detect the adulteration of Thai Jasmin Rice with Jasmin Sticky, Simiao. Both of those rice types have great similarities which makes it hard to distinguish the premium one.
Videometer is following the objectives of Sustainable Development Goals, one of them being the second one regarding food security and zero hunger. We believe that our technology can support worldwide efforts on ensuring that consumers’ food is safe, not contaminated, and non-adulterated. Read more here about our applications within this area.