, had fruit with obvious differences in overall peel quality, the effect of sorting for fluorescing areas on the fruit was remarkably similar among the tests as can be seen by comparing the proportions of the various quality classes in each of the groups
another bin for disposal was recorded. For the Paddock Vac, the time to pick up chestnuts and burs, sort them, move the equipment, and dump the burs and other debris was recorded. Nut numbers and their fresh weights were also recorded to calculate the time
regarding the number of collection containers, pick-up times, and impact on staff. Food and recycling sorting sites were chosen in the food court based on the proximity of the existing trashcans, space availability, and ease of access for those eating at the
affected by ascochyta blight and harvested in 2004. The seeds were individually sorted by hand into two categories, asymptomatic and symptomatic seeds, based on visual observations. The asymptomatic seed category included seed that were uniform in size and
were manually sorted in two groups: crown diameters <10 mm and >10 mm based on the report of Menzel and Smith (2012) that between 40% and 48% of bare-root shipments had crowns with a diameter <10 mm. Bare-root crowns were measured individually with a
meter for “in line” processes like sorting and real-time classification of fruits in homogeneous lots based on the nondestructive evaluation of ripening/quality indices. Comparisons between different storage conditions confirmed that I AD is a
arrived at VORL, they were cleaned, sorted, and graded manually to choose visually marketable onions of good size for the study. Onions with visual damage, disease, or were misshapen were discarded. Bulbs were segregated into 20-bulb lots and placed into
levels ( Arnold et al., 2006 ). When “other” was listed ( Table 2 ), it was frequently mentioned as either non-degree seeking students or those in some sort of postgraduate certificate program. Enrollment in horticulture or plant science degree programs
Grading criteria are proposed for judging potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) for chip quality and yield. The criteria were derived from a decision-making scheme developed from expert opinions, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture grades, and a statistical evaluation of stored potatoes. The criteria are presented as ranges of acceptable values for a limited set of variables found to be important for chip quality and yield. These variables include bruising, cracks, cuts, fusarium dry rot, lesions, and scab. The proposed criteria, besides being a practical decision-making tool for processors, could serve as a knowledge base for potato expert systems and the development of mechanized sorting equipment.
The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service's New Hanover County Center provides the Plant Disease and Insect Clinic staffed by the Horticulture Extension Agent and Master Gardener volunteers. Residents bring in samples of weeds, diseases, and insects for identification and control recommendations. After the problem is diagnosed, a record of the information is used to construct a database that includes the date, phone number, crop, diagnosis, and control for each sample submitted. Between January 1993 and December 1999, Master Gardener volunteers entered more than 4,000 entries into a searchable/sortable electronic database to identify patterns of plant disorders. The database should be a useful tool for predicting local disease and insect cycles and aiding Master Gardeners in answering questions at the clinic and over the telephone. In addition, examination of historical records and entry of data into the database are excellent learning opportunities for new Master Gardeners.