Seed identification using a computerised database

Gupta, M. L., George, D. L. and Basnet, B. B. (2005) Seed identification using a computerised database. Seed Science And Technology, 33 1: 647-654.

Author Gupta, M. L.
George, D. L.
Basnet, B. B.
Title Seed identification using a computerised database
Journal name Seed Science And Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0251-0952
Publication date 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 33
Issue 1
Start page 647
End page 654
Total pages 8
Editor A Buelow Olsen
Place of publication Switzerland
Publisher International Seed Testing Association
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subject C1
300304 Post Harvest Technologies
620199 Field crops not elsewhere classified
Abstract Seed testing laboratories worldwide analyse samples for quarantine assessments to prevent the entry of prohibited and restricted seeds. Current practices of identifying seeds by comparing an unknown seed with samples of known seeds or photographs of seeds are time consuming, costly and inefficient. A Seed Identification Key using a computerised database has been developed to identify prohibited and restricted seeds. There are currently 78 prohibited and 47 restricted seeds in the database. Lucid software was used to develop the Key because of its versatility in handling both text and image data. A total of 21 externally visible seed characters were identified as most suitable for development of the Key. Explanatory images and notes are attached to the character states to assist the user in correct selection of the state. The Key may be helpful to quarantine officers as well as seed analysts working in seed testing laboratories. It may also be used as an educational tool by agricultural scientists, students and others interested in seeds.
Keyword Agronomy
Plant Sciences
Q-Index Code C1

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