Application Note: In Situ Screening of Quality Traits in Tomato Cultivars
7 November 2012

In this application note chemometrics is used to develop models that utilize infrared spectral measurements to estimate the concentrations of key analytes in tomatoes that determine quality. Models constructed using the handheld Agilent 4200 FlexScan FTIR spectrometer gave results comparable to those obtained using a benchtop spectrometer. The 4200 FlexScan spectrometer thus enables accurate assessment of the quality of tomatoes in the field in order to assure the quality of the end food product.