René Gislum

Importance of Seed Quality for the Fresh-cut Chain

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/proceedingConference abstract in proceedingsResearch

Seed is the most fundamental input in vegetable production on, which the
effectiveness of other inputs and outputs depends. If the seed is of poor
quality, the use of other inputs is less successful and will occasionally be
irrelevant. A definition of seed quality will depend upon the use for, which
the seed is intended. Viability, vigor, uniformity, purity and health of the
seeds are quality parameters important for all production systems. The ideal
situation for both fresh produce and fresh cut would be seeds, which
germinate uniform at a high percentage and subsequently grow relatively
fast to the desired size, thus, resulting in leaves of improved quality. It is
likely that such leaves will be more able to withstand the rigorous processing
that includes harvest, transportation, washing, sanitization, de-watering and
packaging. This ideal situation would both be determined by the mentioned
properties of the seeds and to a large extend the variety of the seeds. The
quality of a vegetable product is defined by the interaction of these factors
including environmental factors as well as by management and technology.
Novel, fast and non-destructive technologies for seed testing allow for new
sorting possibilities of a seed lot. At present new initiatives using
multispectral imaging and single seed NIR spectroscopy is being developed at
AU for description of seed lots. Preliminary results on investigations of Pak
Choi seeds are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationII ISHS International Conference on Quality Management of Fresh Cut Produce: Convenience Food for a Tasteful Life. Book of Abstracts
EditorsSilvana Nicola
Number of pages1
Place of publicationTorino
PublisherFacoltà di Agraria - Università degli Studi di Torino
Publication year2011
Pages20
ISBN (print)978-88-902754-6-3
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventII ISHS International Conference on Quality Management of Fresh Cut Produce: Convenience Food for a Tasteful Life - Torino, Italy
Duration: 17 Jul 201121 Jul 2011

Conference

ConferenceII ISHS International Conference on Quality Management of Fresh Cut Produce: Convenience Food for a Tasteful Life
LandItaly
ByTorino
Periode17/07/201121/07/2011

    Research areas

  • ECA classification, Image analysis, NIR spectroscopy, Pak Choi seed, spinach seed

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  • Freshcut 2011

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

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