Automatic seed hydration analysis system: Design and evaluation

V. K. Mannam, S. K. Worley, D. R. Smith, J. B. Wilkerson, Federico Miguel Harte

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Abstract

Understanding the hydration characteristics of different cereals and legumes is important for gaining insights into their processability and for determining seed dormancy. Hydration kinetics can also provide valuable information on the hydration rate and extent of volume and weight uptake. In this study, a seed hydration analysis system was developed for application in research and industry, where there is a need to understand hydration rates of seeds. The system is able to simultaneously soak seeds and measure their volume, weight, and density. The system also records and presents data in real time using a computer. The system was successfully evaluated to measure volume and weight with 97.87% and 99.08% accuracy, respectively. Examples of the scope of the hydration analysis system are also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1449-1455
Number of pages7
JournalTransactions of the ASABE
Volume56
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013

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systems analysis
hydration
Hydration
Seed
Seeds
Systems analysis
seed
Weights and Measures
seeds
Plant Dormancy
seed dormancy
Fabaceae
Industry
legumes
industry
uptake mechanisms
kinetics
Research
cereal
evaluation

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Forestry
  • Food Science
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Soil Science

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Mannam, V. K. ; Worley, S. K. ; Smith, D. R. ; Wilkerson, J. B. ; Harte, Federico Miguel. / Automatic seed hydration analysis system : Design and evaluation. In: Transactions of the ASABE. 2013 ; Vol. 56, No. 6. pp. 1449-1455.
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In: Transactions of the ASABE, Vol. 56, No. 6, 01.12.2013, p. 1449-1455.

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