What if gardeners, farmers, botanists, and other agricultural professionals had a new, easy way to sort and organize their seeds? Imagine being able to pour a whole slew of seeds into a system and have them sorted for you based on a quick test that the system performed. That’s the type of technology that is examined in Article One’s Study DEV 1655!
The Study, Automated Seed Sampler and Method of Sampling Seeds, focuses on just that: a way to sample and sort seeds. The sampling of the seed is done by feeding and holding the seed in the sampling station. Once there, a small tissue sample is removed from the seed (without harming the viability of the seed), which is then analyzed to sort the seed into a compartment with seeds possessing similar genetic components. The most interesting aspect of the process is that it’s all done automatically! This type of technology is mainly used in improving upon and hybridizing seeds for commercial agriculture.
If you’re a commercial gardener or farmer, this type of technology could be perfect for improving your products. You may have seen something like it when shopping for tools or equipment. Moreover, any biologists or genetic specialists could have seen a similar technology while doing research. Don’t be intimidated by the fact that this is a multiple patent Study with a Known Prior Art list! These things can help you hone your research and focus on the important details. Be sure to submit your references before the Study closes on December 11, 2012!agriculture, farming, featured study, sampling, seed