Challenge description

Description of the Challenge The challenge is to find a synthetic and easy-to-use method to determine the right seed harvesting time and its quality, especially related to its germinative power.

Those who cultivate seed crops often have difficulty in ripeness assessment if not using classical analytical methods. The risk that often occurs is the harvesting of the seed in a non-optimal time. The availability of techniques and tools for rapid germinative power evaluation of seeds will be very useful for seller and for customer.

Fundamental requirements and constraints

The challenge is to find the right method and the most effective tools to correlate the chlorophyll content of the seeds with their quality and germinability. The method must allow for fast determination with ease of use and low costs.

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Name of the organisation CAC – Cooperativa Agricola Cesenate
Brief overview

Cooperativa Agricola Cesenate, thanks to its over 2000 associated growers, is the Italian leader in seed multiplication.
The history starts in the years following the end of World War 2, during the process of reconstruction of the rural economy. Mission: CAC is committed to satisfy the requests of its customers through the production of seeds of high quality and the supply of services related to seed business which are of benefit for its associated farmers and for its employees.

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