NON-DESTRUCTIVE INSPECTION OF MANGO FRUIT (MANGIFERA INDICA L.) WITH SOFT X-RAY IMAGING

M.U. Reyes, R.E. Paull, L.D. Gautz, J.W. Armstrong, P.A. Follett
Soft X-ray film imaging was used to predict the presence of mango seed weevil (MSW) in intact mango fruit. The X-ray film image of a weevil-infested mango has a distinct feature of dark grey patches corresponding to the internal cavities within the seed providing positive detection of weevil infestation. Line scan X-ray machine at 0.5 mm resolution provided the same image clarity as the X-ray film. Degree of infestation increased as the season progressed.
Reyes, M.U., Paull, R.E., Gautz, L.D., Armstrong, J.W. and Follett, P.A. (2000). NON-DESTRUCTIVE INSPECTION OF MANGO FRUIT (MANGIFERA INDICA L.) WITH SOFT X-RAY IMAGING. Acta Hortic. 509, 787-792
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2000.509.93
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2000.509.93
detection, infestation, mango seed weevil

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