A computerised key for seed identification

Gupta, Madan and George, Doug and Basnet, Badri Bahadur (2004) A computerised key for seed identification. In: 27th International Seed Testing Association Congress (ISTA 2004), 13-24 May 2004, Budapest, Hungary.

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Abstract

Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) regulates the quarantine requirements regarding seed imports in Australia. There are a number of seed testing laboratories in Australia which are currently servicing AQIS needs to prevent the entry of prohibited and restricted seeds. Current practices of identifying seeds by comparing an unknown seed with samples of known seeds or photographs of seeds are time consuming, costly and inefficient. A Seed Identification Key using a computerised database has been developed to identify prohibited and restricted seeds. There are currently 78 prohibited and 47 restricted seeds in the database. Lucid software was used to develop the Key because of its versatility in handling both text and image data. A total of 21 externally visible seed characters were identified as most suitable for development of the Key. Explanatory images and notes are attached to the character states to assist the user in correct selection of the state. The Key will be helpful to quarantine officers as well as seed analysts working in seed testing laboratories throughout Australia. It can also be used as an educational tool by agricultural scientists, students and others interested in seeds.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher's copyright restrictions.
Depositing User: Ms Leslie Blay
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 18 May 2010 02:16
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2012 23:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: quarantine; prohibited seeds; seed testing; plant disease; Lucid
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 10 Technology > 1002 Environmental Biotechnology > 100202 Biological Control
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080301 Bioinformatics Software
09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099901 Agricultural Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960803 Documentation of Undescribed Flora and Fauna
D Environment > 96 Environment > 9604 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species > 960401 Border Biosecurity (incl. Quarantine and Inspection)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8005

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