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SeedCount 6000 Image Analysis System

SeedCount is an image analyser designed specifically to analyse the physical characteristics of grains, pulses and oil seeds. SeedCount scans a tray of seeds using a flat bed scanner. The image is analysed using imaging analysis software that measures length, width, thickness and colour of the seeds. Each seed is analysed separately and a spreadsheet is generated to report the physical parameters associated with the seed. A parametric software analyses the seeds for specific characteristics including blacktip, blackpoint, fusarium, bin burn, broken seeds, smut, yellow belly, vitreousness, etc.

SeedCount has application modules for rice, wheat, barley, durum, corn, coffee, lentils, beans, peas, oats, canola and sorghum. SeedCount has been developed to perform seed analysis amongst plant breeders, agricultural scientist, grain traders and farmers.

SeedCount 6000 Image Analysis System

  • Focus areas
  • Pricing model

    SeedCount is a capital item and can be acquired either by leasing or outright purchase. The software is installed in the PC provided with the system.

  • Installation process

    SeedCount is supplied with all software installed and accessories provided. The system is ready to use.

  • Ongoing maintenance required and support provided in Australia

    SeedCount requires regular house keeping including dusting. Service is offered by Next Instruments and their dealers.

  • Units deployed commercially
  • Energy source

    Mains powered

  • Communications compatibility


  • Data ownership policy

    Data captured from our analysers belongs to the end-user. Next Instruments develops its own software and maintains an internet site where farmers' data is aggregated. Farmers have access to their data using a unique password.

  • Data privacy and security policy

    Next Instruments maintains the internet site where users' data is stored. This Cloud site is secured. Farmers' data is segmented so that only the farmer or our administrator can access it.

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