Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 11, Issue 2,2013
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Optical properties analysis for crop maturity index 


Razali Mohd Hudzari 1, Salit Mohd Sapuan 2*, Roslan Syazili 1,  Abd Wahid Muhamad Azhar 1

Recieved Date: 2013-01-08, Accepted Date: 2013-04-30


The experiment was carried out to determine the best optical properties of color space for major crop in Malaysia namely oil palm fresh fruit bunches (FFB) maturity index. This experiment was conducted under two different conditions. In the first condition, the FFB images were captured under direct sunlight and in the second condition the FFB images were captured on its tree in an oil palm plantation with indirect sunlight. The source of light from the sun varied over the time; therefore the values of optical properties of FFB images for different stages of maturity were somehow fluctuated. The analyses of variance were carried out on the result of optical properties of red (R), green (G), blue (B) and hue (H) to determine the significance of relation between FFB skin color and maturity level. This paper presents the results of the study and discussion about the relationship of optical properties of the oil palm fruit with the oil content of mesocarp oil palm fruit at different stage of maturity. 


Colour vision, color space, FFB rapid detection, maturity index, maturity detector

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2013
Volume: 11
Issue: 2
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 571-575

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