Project

Application of vis-NIR spectroscopy technique for predicting maturity indices of pawpaw (Carica papaya L.) at harvest and postharvest

Duration
01 October 2018 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Plant biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Horticultural production
Keywords
fruit maturity near infrared spectroscopy pawpaw spectroscopy
 
Project description

Papaya (Carica papaya L.) accounts for almost 4% of all tropical fruit production in Cuba. This project aims to assess the potential of a portable fish NIR spectrometer, in combination with multivariable statistical analyzes or machine learning tools, for the non-destructive and accurate prediction of ripeness indexes and control of papaya quality in both harvest and after harvest stages.