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1. (WO2013160242) METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EXTRACTING BUDS FROM A STALK OF A GRAMINACEOUS PLANT

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/160242    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2013/058285
Publication Date: Fri Nov 01 00:59:59 CET 2013 International Filing Date: Tue Apr 23 01:59:59 CEST 2013
IPC: A01C 1/00
Applicants: BASF SE
Inventors: RÖDEL, Harald
TEIXEIRA, Cassio da Silva Cardoso
AZENHA, Antonio Cesar
NETO, Efraim Albrecht
CERRI, Domingos Guilherme Pellegrino
Title: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EXTRACTING BUDS FROM A STALK OF A GRAMINACEOUS PLANT
Abstract:
The present invention relates to a method for extracting buds 8 from a stalk 1 of a graminaceous plant. The method comprises the steps of obtaining at least one stalk half 7 by cutting the stalk 1 in longitudinal direction L of the stalk 1, automatically detecting a bud 8 on the stalk half 7 and cutting out a vegetal tissue comprising the bud 8 based on the detected position of the bud 8. Furthermore, the invention relates to a system for carrying out this method as well as the use of this system for extracting buds 8 from a stalk 1 of a graminaceous plant.