Lecture ‘Unlocking potential by automating seed quality testing’ – by PhenoKey
Tuesday, 28 September 11:00 – 12:00
Thursday, 30 September 10:00 – 11:00
During this session PhenoKey, Synchron/Aris and PhenoLytics will present various methods for automating different seed quality tests. The automation of these processes has much to offer with respect to working conditions, labour availability limitations, cost efficiency and data quality.
The lecture will contain 2 presentations, each highlighting a different technical solution for automating the seed quality testing.
Part 1: PhenoTest
The spin-out firm phenoLytics from Germany will present a high-throughput phenotyping system for germinating seeds and seedlings using 3D x-ray computed tomography.
This revolutionary fully-automated approach is able to objectively measure, trace and document relevant germination and phenotypic parameters over time for seed quality testing and breeding.
Originally developed for sugar beet seeds and in industrial-scale use for several years, this patented technology is now available for all other crops such as vegetables, flowers, forestry and agricultural species.
During the session, the method, its use cases and implementation within the context of a seed company and exemplary data will be presented.
Part 2: Radicle emergence
Aris/Synchron will present on the automated handling and Deep Learning imaging approaches for the radicle emergence testing automation. This method combines standard methods used in today’s quality inspection with fully automated handling, generating rich and reproducible data. It is an example of digitization that transforms current processes, reducing labour shortage problems and increasing quality.
PhenoKey is the exclusive integration partner to both Aris/ Synchron and PhenoLytics with regard to their seed quality testing technologies. PhenoKey, specialized in high impact process automation, recognizes the impact, complexity and risks that are connected to such transformations. PhenoKey’s role is to support organizations in the design, change, customization and integration process to ensure a successful and smooth implementation of these novel approaches into daily operations.
We look forward welcoming you during one of below timeslots:
– Tuesday Sept 28th 11:00-12:00
– Thursday Sept 30th 10:00-11:00