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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Tom Pearson
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1 - Research Interests
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4 - Patents
5 - Education
Recent Publications

1.  Publications with the Reprint Icon icon have permanent urls at the NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL LIBRARY (NAL) or a DOI.
2.  Search using ARS's SCIENTIFIC MANUSCRIPT DATABASE.
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4.  Contact maxine.jevons@ars.usda.gov for publications missing a link.  A scanned copy will be emailed.

2013


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Haff, R.P., Pearson, T.C., and Maghirang, E.  2013.  A multispectral sorting device for isolating single wheat kernels with high protein content.  Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization.  7:149-157.  Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11694-013-9150-7.

 


2012
 

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Pearson, T.C., Maghirang, E.B., and Dowell, F.E.  2013.  A multispectral sorting device for wheat kernels.  Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology.  2:45-60. http://dx.doi.org/10/7726/ajast.2013.1004.

 

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Pearson, T.C., Moore, D., and Pearson J.  2012.  A machine vision system for high speed sorting of small spots on grainsJournal of Food Measurement & Characterization.  6:27-34.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11694-012-9130-3.

 

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Brabec, D.L., Pearson, T.C., Flinn, P.W.  2012.  Detection of lesser grain borer larvae in internally infested kernels of brown rice and wheat using an electrically conductive roller mill.  Cereal Foods World.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/CPLEX-2012-0316-01R.

 

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Yorulmaz, O., Pearson, T.C., Cetin, A.E.  2012.  Detection of fungal damaged popcorn using image property covariance features.  Computers and Electronics in Agriculture.  84:47-53.   http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2012.02.012.


2011
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Tallada, J.G., Wicklow, D.T., Pearson, T.C., and Armstrong, P.R.  2011.  Detection of fungus-infected corn kernels using near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy and color imaging.  Transactions of the ASABE.  54(3):1151-1158.  http://dx.doi.org/10.13031/2013.37090.

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Pearson, T., Knievel, D., and Hucl, P.  2011.  Automated sorting of glabrous versus pubescent annual canarygrass seeds.  Applied Engineering in Agriculture.  27(4):663-667. 

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Morris, C.F., Delwiche, S.R., Bettge, A.D., Mabille, F., Abecassis, J., Pitts, M.J., Dowell, F.E., Deroo, C., and Pearson, T.  2011.  Collaborative analysis of wheat endosperm compressive material propertiesCereal Chemistry.  88(4):391-396.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/CCHEM-03-11-0035.

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Kalkan, H., Beriat, P., Pearson, T.C., and Yardimci, Y.  2011.  Detection of contaminated hazelnuts and ground red chili pepper flakes by multispectral imagingComputers and Electronics in Agriculture.  77:28-34.

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Pearson, T.C.  2010.  High-Speed Sorting of Grains by Color and Surface TextureApplied Engineering in Agriculture.  26(3):499-505.

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Brabec, D.L., Pearson, T.C., Flinn, P.W., and Katzke, D.  2010.  Detection of internal insects in wheat using a conductive roller mill and estimation of insect fragments in the resulting flourJournal of Stored Products Research.  46(3):180-185.

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Pearson, T.C., Wicklow, D.T., and Brabec, D.L.  2010.  Technical Note:  Characteristics and Sorting of white Food Corn Contaminated with MycotoxinsApplied Engineering in Technology.  26(1):109-113. 


2009


Pearson, T.  2009.  Hardware-based image processing for high-speed inspection of grainsComputers and Electronics in Agriculture.  69(1):12-18.

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Ince, N.F., Goksu, F., Tewfik, A., Onaran, I., Cetin, A.E., and Pearson, T.C.  2008.  Discrimination Between Closed and Open Shell (Turkish) Pistachio Nuts Using Undecimated Wavelet Packet Transform.  Biological Engineering (ASABE).  1(2):159-172.

Ince, N.F., Onaran, I., Pearson, T.C., Tewfik, A., Cetin, A.E., Kalkan, H., and Yardimci, Y.  2008.  Identification of Damaged Wheat Kernels and Cracked-Shell Hazelnuts with Impact Acoustics Time-Frequency Patterns.  Transactions of the ASABE.  51(4):1461-1469.

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Pearson, T., Brabec, D., and Haley, S.  2008.  Improved discrimination of soft and hard white wheat using SKCS and imaging parameters.  Sensing and Instrumentation for Food Quality and Safety. DOI 10.1007/s11694-008-9063-z.

 

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Pearson, T., Brabec, D., and Haley, S.  2008.  Color image based sorter for separating red and white wheatSensing and Instrumentation for Food Quality and Safety. DOI 10.1007/s11694-008-9062-0.


2007


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Haff, R.P. and Pearson, T.C.  2007.  Separating in-shell pistachio nuts from kernels using impact vibration analysis.  Sensing and Instrutmentation for Food Quality and Safety.  1(4):188-192.

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Pearson , T.C., Wilson, J.D., Gwirtz, J., Maghirang, E.B., Dowell, F.E., Mccluskey, P., Bean, S. 2007. The Relationship Between Single Wheat Kernel Particle Size Distribution and the Perten SKCS 4100 Hardness Index.  Cereal Chemistry.   84(6):567-575. Online. doi:10.1094/CCHEM-84-6-0567.

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Pearson , T.C. and Brabec, D.L. 2007. Detection of Wheat Kernels with Hidden Insect Infestations with an Electrically Conductive Roller Mill.   Applied Engineering in Agriculture.   23(5):639-645

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Haff, R.P. and Pearson, T.C. 2007. An Automatic Algorithm for Detection of Infestations in X-Ray Images of Agricultural Products.  Sens. & Instrumen. Food Qual.   1(3):143-150.  DOI 10.1007/s11694-007-9018-9.

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Cheng, E.M., Alavi, S., Pearson, T., and Agbisit, R. 2007. Mechanical-Acoustic and Sensory Evaluations of Cornstarch-Whey Protein Isolate Extrudates.  Journal of Texture Studies.  38(4):473-49.

 


2006


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Onaran, I. , Pearson, T.C., Yardimci, Y., and Cetin, A.E. 2006. Detection of Underdeveloped Hazelnuts from Fully Developed Nuts by Impact Acoustics. Transactions of the ASABE.  49(6):1971-1976.

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Pearson, T.C. and Brabec, D.L. 2006. Camera Attachment for Automatic Measurement of Single-Wheat Kernel Size on a Perten SKCS 4100.  Applied Engineering in Agriculture.  22(6):927-933.

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Haff, R.P., and Pearson, T.C. 2006. Spectral Band Selection for Optical Sorting of Pistachio Nut Defects. Transactions of the ASABE. 49(4): 1105-1113.

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Pearson, T.C. and Wicklow, D.T. 2006. Detection of Corn Kernels Infected by Fungi.  Transactions of the ASABE. 49(4): 1235-1245.

 

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Toews, M.D., Pearson, T.C., and Campbell , J.F. 2006. Imaging and Automated Detection of Sitophilus oryzae L. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Pupae in Hard Red Winter Wheat.  Journal of Economic Entomology. 99(2): 583-592.

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Baye, T.M., Pearson, T.C., and Settles, A.M. 2006. Development of a Calibration to Predict Maize Seed Composition Using Single Kernel Near Infrared Spectroscopy.   Journal of Cereal Science
43(2): 236-243.

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Haff, R.P., Jackson , E.S., and Pearson, T.C. 2006. Non-Destructive Detection of Pits in Dried Plums. Applied Engineering in Agriculture.  21(6): 1021-1026


2005


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Delwiche, S.R., Pearson, T.C., and Brabec, D.L. 2005. High-Speed Optical Sorting of Soft Wheat for Reduction of Deoxynivalenol.  Plant Disease.  89(11): 1214-1219.

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Wang, N., Zhang, N., Dowell, F.E., and Pearson, T. 2005. Determining Vitreousness of Durum Wheat Using Transmitted and Reflected Images.  Transactions of the ASAE. 48(1): 219-222.


2004


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Xie, F., Pearson, T., Dowell, F.E., and Zhang, N. 2004.  Detecting Vitreous Wheat Kernels Using Reflectance and Transmittance Image Analysis.  Cereal Chemistry.  81(5):594-597.

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Cetin, A.E., Pearson, T.C., and Tewfik, A.H. 2004. Classification of Closed- And Open- Shell Pistachio Nuts Using Voice-Recognition Technology.   Transaction of the ASAE.  47(2): 659-664.

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Pearson, T.C., Wicklow, D.T., and Pasikatan, M.C. 2004. Reduction of Aflatoxin and Fumonisin Contamination in Yellow Corn by High-Speed Dual-Wavelength Sorting.  Cereal Chemistry.  81(4): 490-498.


2003


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Pearson, T.C., Brabec, D.L., and Schwartz, C.R.  2003.  Automated detection of internal insect infestations in whole wheat kernels using a Perten SKCS 4100.   Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 19(6):727-733.

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Wang, Ning, Zhang, Naiqian, Dowell, Floyd, and Pearson, T.C.  2003.  Determination of Durum Wheat Vitreousness Using Transmissive and Reflective Images.  ASAE Paper Number 033138.

 


2002


 

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Pearson, T.C. and Young, R.  2002.  Automated sorting of almonds with embedded shell by laser transmittance imaging.  Applied Engineering in Agriculture.  18(5): 637-641.

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Pearson, T.C., Edwards, R.H., Mossman, A.P., Wood, D.W., Yu, P.C. and Miller, E.L.  2002.  Insect egg counting on mass rearing oviposition pads by image analysis.   Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 18(1):129-135.

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Pearson, T.C. and Brabec, D.L.  2002.  Automated detection of hidden internal insect infestations in wheat kernels using electrical conductance.  ASAE Paper No. 023073.

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Dowell, F.E., Pearson, T.C., Maghirang, E.B., Xie, F., and Wicklow, D.T.  2002.  Reflectance and transmittance spectroscopy applied to detecting fumonisin in single corn kernels infected with Fusarium verticillioides.  Cereal Chemistry.  79(2):222-226.


2001


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Pearson, T.C., Doster, M., and Michailides, T.J.  2001.  Automated detection of pistachio defects by machine vision.  Applied Engineering in Agriculture.  17(5):81-84.

 

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Pearson, T.C., Wicklow, D.T., Maghirang, E.B., Xie, F., and Dowell, F.E.  2001.  Detecting aflatoxin in single corn kernels by transmittance and reflectance spectroscopy.  Transactions of the ASAE.  44(5):1247-1254.

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Pearson, T.C.  2001.  Detection of pistachio nuts with closed shells using impact acoustics.  Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 17(2):249-253.

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