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The development of non destructive testing methods for water content and viability of soybean seed using standing wave

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Saidul Tua Manik, Muhammad Rahmad Suhartanto, Akhiruddin Maddu

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Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res.11( 3), 110-115, September 2017


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Rapid detection of moisture content and viability of seed is very important in seed technology. Identification of moisture content and viability of non-destructive seeds is necessary to prevent or reduce damage to seeds. The use of sound waves by identifying the value of absorption coefficient in seeds with different moisture and viability levels needs to be re-examined, since it has not been studied. The objective of the study was to develop non-destructive seed testing by identifying changes in absorption coefficient value on several seed quantities, water seed levels and different seed viability levels. The material used was soybean grobogan variety with the amount 120 grains. The frequency range used in the experiment was the frequency of 4000Hz-4750Hz. The result obtained from all measurements was the value of the absorption coefficient. The frequency that can be used to identify the difference of water content was at the frequency of 4750Hz. As for testing the level of viability, the measurement using sound waves could only distinguish between viable and non-viable seeds on the frequency 4250-4500Hz.


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