Aarhus University Seal / Aarhus Universitets segl

The Use of Multispectral Imaging and Single Seed and Bulk Near-Infrared Spectroscopy to Characterize Seed Covering Structures: Methods and Applications in Seed Testing and Research

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskrift/Konferencebidrag i tidsskrift /Bidrag til avisReviewForskningpeer review


The objective of seed testing is to provide high-quality seeds in terms of high varietal identity and purity, germination capacity, and seed health. Across the seed industry, it is widely acknowledged that quality assessment needs an upgrade and improvement by inclusion of faster and more cost-effective techniques. Consequently, there is a need to develop and apply new techniques alongside the classical testing methods, to increase efficiency, reduce analysis time, and meet the needs of stakeholders in seed testing. Multispectral imaging (MSI) and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) are both quick and non-destructive methods that attract attention in seed research and in the seed industry. This review addresses the potential benefits and challenges of using MSI and NIRS for seed testing with a comprehensive focus on applications in physical and physiological seed quality as well as seed health.
Antal sider18
StatusUdgivet - apr. 2021

Se relationer på Aarhus Universitet Citationsformater

ID: 215274436