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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Technologies for Quality Measurement and Grading of Fruits and Vegetables

Location: Sugarbeet and Bean Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Determination of sucrose content in sugar beet by portable visible and near-infrared spectroscopy - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pan, L., Zhu, Q., Lu, R., McGrath, J.M. 2014. Determination of sucrose content in sugar beet by portable visible and near-infrared spectroscopy. Food Chemistry. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2014.06.117.
Evaluation of canning quality traits in black beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) by visible/near-infrared spectroscopy - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mendoza, F., Cichy, K.A., Lu, R., Kelly, J.D. 2014. Evaluation of canning quality traits in black beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) by visible/near-infrared spectroscopy. Food and Bioprocess Technology. DOI: 10.1007/s/11947-014-1285-y.
Assessment of internal quality of blueberries using hyperspectral transmittance and reflectance images with whole spectra or selected wavelengths - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leiva-Valenzuela, G., Lu, R., Aguilera, J. 2014. Assessment of internal quality of blueberries using hyperspectral transmittance and reflectance images with whole spectra or selected wavelengths. Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies. DOI: 10.1016/j.ifset.2014.02.006.
Grading of apples based on firmness and soluble solids content using VIS-SWNIR spectroscopy and spectral scattering techniques - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mendoza, F., Lu, R., Cen, H. 2014. Grading of apples based on firmness and soluble solids content using VIS-SWNIR spectroscopy and spectral scattering techniques. Journal of Food Engineering. 125(3):59-68.
Hyperspectral imaging-based classification and wavebands selection for internal defect detection of pickling cucumbers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cen, H., Lu, R., Ariana, D.P., Mendoza, F. 2014. Hyperspectral imaging-based classification and wavebands selection for internal defect detection of pickling cucumbers. Food and Bioprocess Technology. 7:1689-1700.
Assessing the sensitivity and robustness of prediction models for apple firmness using spectral scattering technique - (Proceedings)
Mendoza, F., Lu, R., Zhu, Q. 2013. Assessing the sensitivity and robustness of prediction models for apple firmness using spectral scattering technique. In: Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting, July 21-24, 2013, Kansas City, Missouri. Paper No. 13-1648152.
Comparison of optimal wavelengths selection methods for visible/near-infrared prediction of apple firmness and soluble solids content - (Proceedings)
Zhu, Q., Huang, M., Lu, R., Mendoza, F. 2013. Comparison of optimal wavelengths selection methods for visible/near-infrared prediction of apple firmness and soluble solids content. In: Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting, July 21-24, 2013, Kansas City, Missouri. Paper #13-1595860.
Detection of sucrose content of sugar beet by visible/near-infrared spectroscopy - (Proceedings)
Pan, L., Zhu, Q., Lu, R., McGrath, J.M. 2013. Detection of sucrose content of sugar beet by visible/near-infrared spectroscopy. In: Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting, July 21-24, 2013, Kansas City, Missouri. Paper No. 13-1619051.
Hyperspectral imaging-based classification and wavebands selection for internal defect detection of pickling cucumbers - (Proceedings)
Cen, H., Lu, R., Ariana, D.P., Mendoza, F. 2013. Hyperspectral imaging-based classification and wavebands selection for internal defect detection of pickling cucumbers. In: Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting, July 21-24, Kansas City, Missouri. Paper No. 13-1671220.
Analysis of hyperspectral scattering images using a moment method for apple firmness prediction - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Qibing, Z., Huang, M., Lu, R., Mendoza, F. 2014. Analysis of hyperspectral scattering images using a moment method for apple firmness prediction. Transactions of the ASABE. 57(1):75-83.
Relationship of the optical absorption and scattering properties with mechanical and structural properties of apple tissue - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cen, H., Lu, R., Mendoza, F., Beaudry, R. 2013. Relationship of the optical absorption and scattering properties with mechanical and structural properties of apple tissue. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 83:33-38.
A low-cost color vision system for automatic estimation of apple fruit orientation and maximum equatorial diameter - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mizushima, A., Lu, R. 2013. A low-cost color vision system for automatic estimation of apple fruit orientation and maximum equatorial diameter. Transactions of the ASABE. 56(3):813-827.
Non-destructive methods for food texture assessment - (Book / Chapter)
Lu, R., Cen, H. 2013. Non-destructive methods for food texture assessment. In: Kilcast, D., editor. Instrumental Assessment of Food Sensory Quality - A Practical Guide. New York: Elsevier. p. 230-254.
Principle of Solid Food Texture Analysis - (Book / Chapter)
Lu, R. 2013. Principle of Solid Food Texture Analysis. In: Kilcast, D., editor. Instrumental Assessment of Food Sensory Quality - A Practical Guide. New York: Elsevier. p. 103-128.
An image segmentation method for apple sorting and grading using support vector machine and Otsu's method - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mizushima, A., Lu, R. 2013. An image segmentation method for apple sorting and grading using support vector machine and Otsu's method. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 94(1):29-37.
Detection of fruit fly infestation in pickling cucumbers using a hyperspectral reflectance/transmittance imaging system - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lu, R., Ariana, D.P. 2013. Detection of fruit fly infestation in pickling cucumbers using a hyperspectral reflectance/transmittance imaging system. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 81(1):44-50.
Prediction of firmness and soluble solids content of blueberries using hyperspectral reflectance imaging - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leiva-Valenzuela, G., Lu, R., Aguilera, J. 2013. Prediction of firmness and soluble solids content of blueberries using hyperspectral reflectance imaging. Journal of Food Engineering. 115(1):91-98.
Analysis of hyperspectral scattering images using locally linear embedding algorithm for apple mealiness classification - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, M., Wang, B., Zhu, Q., Lu, R. 2012. Analysis of hyperspectral scattering images using locally linear embedding algorithm for apple mealiness classification. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 89:175-181.
Comparison and fusion of four nondestructive sensors for predicting apple fruit firmness and soluble solids content - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mendoza, F., Lu, R., Haiyan, C. 2012. Comparison and fusion of four nondestructive sensors for predicting apple fruit firmness and soluble solids content. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 73:89-98.
Prediction of soluble solids content of blueberries using hyperspectral imaging - (Abstract Only)
Leiva-Valenzuela, G., Lu, R., Aguilera, J. 2012. Prediction of soluble solids content of blueberries using hyperspectral imaging [abstract]. Annual Food Engineering Conference, April 2-4, 2012, Leesburg, Washington. CDROM.
Assessing multiple quality attributes of peaches using spectral absorption and scattering properties - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cen, H., Lu, R., Mendoza, F., Ariana, D.P. 2012. Assessing multiple quality attributes of peaches using spectral absorption and scattering properties. Transactions of the ASABE. 55(2):647-657.
Development of automated inspection technology for quality grading of pickling cucumbers - (Experiment Station)
Lu, R. 2011. Development of automated inspection technology for quality grading of pickling cucumbers. Michigan State University Cucumber Reporting Session. p. 44-50.
Data fusion of visible/near-infrared spectroscopy and spectral scattering for apple quality assessment - (Proceedings)
Mendoza, F., Lu, R., Cen, H. 2011. Data fusion of visible/near-infrared spectroscopy and spectral scattering for apple quality assessment. ASABE Annual International Meeting. Paper No. 1111244.
Analysis of absorption and scattering spectra for assessing apple fruit internal quality after harvest and storage - (Proceedings)
Cen, H., Lu, R., Mendoza, F. 2012. Analysis of absorption and scattering spectra for assessing apple fruit internal quality after harvest and storage. In: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference Postharvest Unlimited, May 22-26, 2011, Leavenworth, Washington. p. 181-188.
Analysis of hyperspectral scattering profiles using a generalized Gaussian distribution function for prediction of apple firmness and soluble solids content - (Proceedings)
Zhu, Q., Huang, M., Zhao, X., Lu, R. 2011. Analysis of hyperspectral scattering profiles using a generalized Gaussian distribution function for prediction of apple firmness and soluble solids content. ASABE Annual International Meeting. Paper No. 11388.
Development of a cost-effective machine vision system for in-field sorting and grading of apples: Fruit orientation and size estimation - (Abstract Only)
Mizushima, A., Lu, R. 2011. Development of a cost-effective machine vision system for in-field sorting and grading of apples: fruit orientation and size estimation. ASABE Annual International Meeting. Paper No. 1110723.
Integrated spectral and image analysis of hyperspectral scattering data for prediction of apple fruit firmness and soluble solids content - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mendoza, F., Lu, R., Ariana, D., Cen, H., Bailey, B.B. 2011. Integrated spectral and image analysis of hyperspectral scattering data for prediction of apple fruit firmness and soluble solids content. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 62(2):149-160.
Detection of Fruit Fly Infestation in Pickling Cucumbers using Hyperspectral Imaging - (Proceedings)
Lu, R., Ariana, D. 2011. Detection of Fruit Fly Infestation in Pickling Cucumbers using Hyperspectral Imaging. Proceedings of SPIE. 8027-0K.
Peach maturity/quality assessment using hyperspectral imaging-based spatially-resolved technique - (Proceedings)
Cen, H., Lu, R., Mendoza, F., Ariana, D. 2011. Peach maturity/quality assessment using hyperspectral imaging-based spatially-resolved technique. Proceedings of SPIE. April 25-29, 2011. Orlando, Florida. Paper No. 8027-0L, 15 p.
Multi-sensor Data Fusion for Improved Prediction of Apple Fruit Firmness and Soluble Solids Content - (Proceedings)
Mendoza, F., Lu, R., Cen, H. 2011. Multi-sensor Data Fusion for Improved Prediction of Apple Fruit Firmness and Soluble Solids Content. Proceedings of SPIE. April 25-29, 2011, Orlando, Florida. Paper No. 8027-0L, 14 p.
Optical Absorption and Scattering Properties of Normal and Defective Pickling Cucumbers for 700-1000 nm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lu, R., Ariana, D.P., Cen, H. 2011. Optical absorption and scattering properties of normal and defective pickling cucumbers for 700-1000 nm. Sensing and Instrumentation for Food Quality and Safety. 5(2):198-204.
Development of a Low-Cost Attitude Sensor for Agricultural Vehicles     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mizushima, A., Noguchi, N., Ishii, K., Matsuo, Y., Lu, R. 2011. Development of a low-cost attitude sensor for agricultural vehicles. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 76(2):198-204.
First report of in-vitro fludioxonil-resistant isolates of Fusarium spp. causing potato dry rot in Michigan - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gachango, E., Kirk, W.W., Hanson, L.E., Rojas, A., Tumbalam, P., Shetty, K. 2011. First report of in-vitro fludioxonil-resistant isolates of Fusarium spp. causing potato dry rot in Michigan. Plant Disease. 95:228.
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