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Quality Based Inspection and Sorting of Specialty Crops Using Imaging and Physical Methods

Investigators
Haff, Ronald
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
2010
End date
2015
Objective
The overall objective is to develop high throughput (~75 samples/s), economically feasible sorting devices for specialty crop product streams. The means for detection will include sensors and/or imaging coupled with algorithm development that differentiates good product from defective, contaminated, or otherwise undesirable product. Sorting devices based on these techniques may be high-speed and non-destructive for mass inspection or as an aid in the sampling and grading process. Specific objectives over the period covered by this project plan are: Detect insect damage in almonds; Detect fungal infestation in walnuts; Detect Olive fly infestation in olives and; Sort shells and kernels in the pistachio nut process stream.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project source
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Project number
2030-44000-010-00D
Accession number
419800
Categories
Chemical Contaminants
Mycotoxins
Commodities
Nuts, Seeds