Building stackable models for high-efficiency breeding

Scott Trimble

April 19, 2022 at 5:03 am | Updated May 17, 2022 at 10:14 pm | < 1 min read

“The main goal is to create a rapid phenotyping process by stacking several models for one NIR measurement. For breeding this is very useful.”

Alberto De Marcos and his team at Semillas Fito are using NIRS data from the F-750 Produce Quality Meter to breed better varieties of nightshade and other gourd crops. Having successfully developed

models for several parameters, the team’s current focus is developing a model for titratable acidity in cherry tomato. Moving forward, the team also has plans to improve rapid phenotyping in pepper, eggplant, melon, watermelon, zucchini, and cucumber using the device.

“Acidity is more difficult to measure using standard methods, so creating a model will be a big step for the company to improve phenotyping.”


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