Non-Invasive Identification of Nutrient Components in Grain. Academic Article uri icon


  • Digital farming is a modern agricultural concept that aims to maximize the crop yield while simultaneously minimizing the environmental impact of farming. Successful implementation of digital farming requires development of sensors to detect and identify diseases and abiotic stresses in plants, as well as to probe the nutrient content of seeds and identify plant varieties. Experimental evidence of the suitability of Raman spectroscopy (RS) for confirmatory diagnostics of plant diseases was previously provided by our team and other research groups. In this study, we investigate the potential use of RS as a label-free, non-invasive and non-destructive analytical technique for the fast and accurate identification of nutrient components in the grains from 15 different rice genotypes. We demonstrate that spectroscopic analysis of intact rice seeds provides the accurate rice variety identification in ~86% of samples. These results suggest that RS can be used for fully automated, fast and accurate identification of seeds nutrient components.

published proceedings

  • Molecules

author list (cited authors)

  • Farber, C., Islam, A., Septiningsih, E. M., Thomson, M. J., & Kurouski, D.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Farber, Charles||Islam, ASM Faridul||Septiningsih, Endang M||Thomson, Michael J||Kurouski, Dmitry

publication date

  • May 2021