Abstract: Regarding the rice industry, the purpose of the project "Improvements and applications of automation operations and management on the rice seedling production" is to develop the automatic equipment, which includes the automatic stacking/retrieving machine for trays on pallet, the automatic tray loading/unloading machine, the automatic seedling-rolling machine, and the automatic conveying equipment on nursery field. Also management software is written for the current rice nursery centers. Vegetable and flower are two main items in the automation projects related to greenhouse production. In the project of "Development of Automation and Information System for Vegetable Seedling Production", the information system for seedling production will be constructed; the integration of irrigation management and plant-oriented sensing technology will be conducted to promote seedling quality. Boom system with variable rate, environment control module and digital system in greenhouses will be investigated. The analysis of growth characteristics of cauliflower plug seedlings will be continued. Extension service will be made to promote the seedling industry. In the project of "Floriculture physiological monitoring of automation systems for protected culture", the technologies of crop physiological monitoring and automation will be investigated, and the demonstration centers will be established in Taiwan. These centers could provide the functions of extension, education, and test. The development of non-destructive sensing systems for better quality of agricultural products and processing technology is one of major areas of automation projects for agricultural production this year. In the project of "On-line System Development for Non-destructive Inspection of Fruit`s Quality", the fruit inspection units for internal quality (sugar content), external quality (color, size and shape) and material handling will be designed and developed in this study. The fruit inspection units could provide an integrated system for precise sorting of fruits, and further promote the practice of e-commerce. The project of "Develop an acoustic collector for melon and fruit quality evaluation" is to design a potable detector for the quality of fruits including the circuit design, display panel and vibrator and to establish the database between the detector and the quality of fruits.
the seedling industry
non-destructive sensing systems
Non-destructive Inspection of Fruit`s Quality