Location: Peanut Research
2013 Annual Report
Measurements, along with collaborators, were made on several samples/varieties of peanuts grown in Australia, at their laboratories in Kinagaroy, Queensland, Australia, during site visit in May 2012, on the prototype meter developed. Calibrations for both moisture and oil determination in peanuts were done on the instrument for varieties such as Tingura, Fisher, and Fansfield. All the results were analyzed using statistical packages. The moisture content predictions were as good as for American varieties. The results are being consolidated and will be published shortly. Similarly the oil measurements were analyzed and the results were encouraging. A manuscript was prepared, and was accepted for publication by a peer-reviewed journal. Further collaborative efforts are under progress to develop a commercial model exclusively for peanut oil determination nondestructively and rapidly.