Background: In this digital era, agricultural science can significantly benefit from automation. More specifically, automated processes can be used to evaluate the quality of various fruits and vegetables. The main selling point of fruits and vegetables is their sensory characteristics, i.e., their appearance and smell as they significantly impact consumer choice and market value. Sorting and grading of agricultural products are carried out manually, which lead to inconsistency in results; besides, it can also be time-consuming, variable, subjective, onerous, expensive and prone to be influenced by surroundings. These factors build the case for an intelligent automated system to grade fruits and vegetables. Methods: This paper proposes an intelligent automated system that uses, Image Processing Techniques and Artificial Neural Network (ANN), to grade Dry Red Chillies(DRC). Result: A HSV based algorithm with the efficiency of 80.5 was developed and used to measure the various morphological characteristics of DRC and then clustered into various grades using ANN - Self-Organizing Map (SOM).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Agronomy and Crop Science
- Soil Science
- Plant Science