Nickerson-Zwaan Introduce their new chlorophyll sorter

28 January 2014

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The sorter installed in The Netherlands

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The sorter installed in The Netherlands

Nickerson-Zwaan Introduce their new chlorophyll sorter. The machine measures how much chlorophyll each seed contains. Cholorophyll plays an important role in photosynthesis, the system by which plants generate energy.

Seeds with a lot of chlorophyll are sufficiently matured, they are literally still green. These seeds germinate worse and give lower numbers of useful plants. We can effectively remove the these seeds now. The machine can sort 200 seeds per second. That means about 30-40 kilograms of cabbage and 70-90 kilograms of radish per day sorting. In this way we ensure that only the best seeds remain for our customers.