Cgrain offer two instruments to seed breeders, the CgrainValue and the Seedscanner. Both uses single kernel analysis, a non-destructive analysis principle, useful for the breeder’s valuable samples. The Value-instrument is an analytical tool and can be used even with small samples. Therefore, especially useful in the early stages of the breeding process.
The Seed scanner on the other hand, is designed for larger samples, originally developed for the application “Determination of other seeds by number”, and handles typically 500 grams or 1 kg samples. The instrument divides the sample into two fractions.
The smaller fraction, 5 – 10%, containing the suspicious seeds leaving the correct seed in the larger fraction. The suspicious seeds are then reanalyzed by manual inspection or via the analysis of the pictures captured by the system.