||ThermoSeed cereal seed treatment is a new method for thermal seed treatment
developed by SeedGard AB (prev. Acanova). The method makes it possible to
produce seed free from seed-borne pathogens without using chemical seed
dressing. By exposing seeds for precisely conditioned hot humid air, pathogens
are rendered harmless without affecting seed germinability.
It is of interest to facilitate objective and accurate monitoring of how
different treatments and different types of stress affects the vitality of
seeds. During the autumn of 2005 computer software for automatic
segmentation and separation of individual plants as well as for measuring
relevant parameters, such as area and length, of the plants was developed.
In early 2006 the software was delivered to SeedGard AB, where further
testing and tuning of parameters followed. I will briefly present the
developed software, and some initial results.