Eden Tongson

Eden Tongson
University of Melbourne | MSD · School of Agriculture and Food

Doctor of Philosophy - Horticultural Crop Improvement (Selection and Breeding) and Genetically Modified Field Crops and Pasture Plant Physiology

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Publications (40)
Poster
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Berry cell death (BCD) has been shown to be an objective and important parameter to assess berry and wine quality traits such as aroma profiles. Most common methods to measure berry cell death involve the collection of berries from veraison to harvest, followed by analysis using dyes (fluorescent and non-fluorescent) and recording images for comput...
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Digitally extracted biometrics from visible videos of farm animals could be used to automatically assess animal welfare, contributing to the future of automated veterinary support systems. This study proposed using non-invasive video acquisition and biometric analysis of dairy cows in a robotic dairy farm (RDF) located at the Dookie campus, The Uni...
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The implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) in parallel with remote sensing could be a powerful tool to manage irrigation scheduling on crops with narrow thresholds between water stress levels, such as cherry trees. This research assessed the water status of 'Regina' cherry trees using machine learning (ML) modeling from data extracted autom...
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Livestock welfare assessment helps monitor animals' health status to maintain productivity, identify injuries and stress, and avoid deterioration. It has also become an important marketing strategy since it increases consumer pressure for a more humane transformation in animals’ treatment. Common visual welfare practices by professionals and veteri...
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Background Rapid-cycling Brassica napus ( B. napus -RC) has potential as a rapid trait testing system for canola ( B. napus ) because its life cycle is completed within 2 months while canola usually takes 4 months, and it is susceptible to the same range of diseases and abiotic stress as canola. However, a rapid trait testing system for canola requ...
Preprint
Journal of Transactions on Image Processing, Manuscript ID: TIP-27416-2022, Status: in-review
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Climatic anomalies, such as heatwaves and bushfires, are increasing in number, intensity, and severity worldwide due to climate change. Bushfires are especially important in winemaking countries since smoke contamination can reach vineyards in critical periods of berry development, producing smoke contamination, which is passed to the wine as smoke...
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Artificial intelligence (AI), together with robotics, sensors, sensor networks, internet of things (IoT) and machine/deep learning modeling, has reached the forefront towards the goal of increased efficiency in a multitude of application and purpose. The development and application of AI requires specific considerations, approaches, and methodologi...
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While starting a new 2021-22 grape-growing season in Australia, potential climatic anomalies such as bushfires are in the consciousness of many grape growers and winemakers. Increasing ambient temperatures has resulted in associated climatic anomalies, such as extreme wildfires in Australia, California, Siberia, Greece and Turkey as forecasted and...
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Berry cell death assessment can become one of the most objective parameters to assess important berry quality traits, such as aroma profiles that can be passed to the wine in the winemaking process. At the moment, the only practical tool to assess berry cell death in the field is using portable near-infrared spectroscopy (NIR) and machine learning...
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The latest pandemic due to COVID-19 appearance in 2020 has led to lockdown worldwide, which have affected companies and universities conducting sensory evaluation. Therefore, a novel method to conduct sensory sessions in isolation has been developed. This consists of using communication software such as Zoom and online software such as Google forms...
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Climatic anomalies, such as heatwaves and bushfires, are increasing in number, intensity, and severity worldwide due to climate change. Bushfires are especially important in winemaking countries since smoke contamination can reach vineyards in critical periods of berry development, producing smoke contamination, which is passed to the wine as smoke...
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New and emerging technologies, especially those based on non-invasive video and thermal infrared cameras, can be readily tested on robotic milking facilities. In this research, implemented non-invasive computer vision methods to estimate cow’s heart rate, respiration rate and abrupt movements captured using RGB cameras and machine learning modellin...
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The recent pandemic due to the appearance of COVID-19 in 2020 has led to lockdowns worldwide, which have affected companies and universities conducting sensory evaluations. Therefore, a novel method to conduct sensory sessions for descriptive and consumer tests using biometrics in isolation has been developed.
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Artificial intelligence (AI), together with robotics, sensors, sensor networks, internet of things (IoT) and machine/deep learning modeling have reached the forefront to-wards the goal of increased efficiency in multitude of application and purpose. The development and application of AI requires specific considerations, approaches, and methodologie...
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Advances in early insect detection have been reported using digital technologies through camera systems, sensor networks, and remote sensing coupled with machine learning (ML) modeling. However, up to date, there is no cost-effective system to monitor insect presence accurately and insect-plant interactions. This paper presents results on the imple...
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Climate change has posed major risks for viticulture and winemaking around the world, related to increased ambient temperatures, the variability of rain events, higher occurrence and intensity of climatic anomalies, such as frosts and bushfires. These changes have directly impacted grapevine phenology by compressing stages and pushing forward in ti...
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New and emerging digital technologies have been implemented in sensory science, which minimize subjectivity and biases in data acquisition and interpretation compared to traditional methods. These technologies have enabled the incorporation physiological and emotional responses of panelists elicited by food, beverage, and packaging stimuli through...
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Aroma is one of the main attributes that consumers consider when appreciating and selecting a coffee; hence it is considered an important quality trait. However, the most common methods to assess aroma are based on expensive equipment or human senses through sensory evaluation, which is time-consuming and requires highly trained assessors to avoid...
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Climate change forecasts higher temperatures in urban environments worsening the urban heat island effect (UHI). Green infrastructure (GI) in cities could reduce UHI by regulating and reducing ambient temperatures. Forest cities (i.e. Melbourne, Australia) aimed for large-scale planting of trees to adapt to climate change in the next decade. Theref...
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Live sheep export has become a public concern. This study aimed to test a non-contact biometric system based on artificial intelligence to assess heat stress of sheep to be potentially used as automated animal welfare assessment in farm and while in transport. Skin temperature (°C) from head features were extracted from infrared thermal videos (IRT...
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Bushfires are increasing in number and intensity due to climate change. A newly developed low-cost electronic nose (e-nose) was tested on wines made from grapevines exposed to smoke in field trials. E-nose readings were obtained from wines from five experimental treatments: i) low-density smoke exposure (LS), ii) high-density smoke exposure (HS) an...
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Important wine quality traits such as sensory profile and color are the product of complex interactions between the soil, grapevine, the environment, management, and winemaking practices. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and specifically Machine Learning (ML) could offer powerful tools to assess these complex interactions and their patterns through sea...
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One of the most significant climatic anomalies, related to climate change that is impacting the wine-growing industry is bushfire events. Grapevine smoke contamination and smoke taint in wines are difficult to assess in the vineyards and wineries. Current assessment methods require berry or wine sample collections and specialised laboratory analysi...
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Berry cell death (BCD) is linked to the development of flavors and aromas in berries and wine. The BCD pattern and rate within a growing season start at around 90-100 days after anthesis (DAA), and the rate until harvest depends on environmental factors. This study assessed the BCD effects on berry and wine composition from a boutique commercial vi...
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Increased global temperatures and climatic anomalies, such as heatwaves, as a product of climate change, are impacting the heat stress levels of farm animals. These impacts could have detrimental effects on milk quality and productivity of dairy cows. This research used four years of data from a robotic dairy farm from 36 cows with similar heat tol...
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Wine aroma profiles are determinant for the specific style and quality characteristics from final wines. These are dependent on the seasonality, mainly weather conditions, such as solar exposure and temperatures and water management strategies from veraison to harvest. This paper presents machine learning modeling strategies using weather and water...
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Bushfires are becoming more frequent and intensive due to changing climate. Those that occur close to vineyards can cause smoke contamination of grapevines and grapes, which can affect wines, producing smoke-taint. At present, there are no available practical in-field tools available for detection of smoke contamination or taint in berries. This re...
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The identification of Chinese medicinal plants has relied in the past on ampelographic manual assessment by experts. However, more recently machine learning algorithms for pattern recognition, have been successfully applied to leaf recognition in other plant species. These new tools make the classification of Chinese medicinal plants easier, more e...
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Leaf area index (LAI) is one of the most important parameters in physiological and functional plant models to estimate tree canopy vigor and photosynthesis. However, LAI requires either destructive or indirect methods for accurate assessment, which can be time consuming, costly, and requires specialized instrumentation. Cover photography to estimat...
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The application of computer vision algorithms and chemometric fingerprinting using near-infrared spectrometry (NIR) of plant leaves, offer enhanced capabilities for ampelography by providing more accurate methods to discriminate leaves based on morphological parameters, and chemometrics, respectively. This paper showed that machine learning algorit...
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Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) has been used almost interchangeably since these two disciplines were founded. Albeit the subtle differences between these two concepts, these nuances matter in terms of their specific potential applications, such as in viticulture and oenology. The development of ML algorithms is related to it...
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Bush fires are becoming more frequent, severe and extensive due to changing climate and intentional fires. When bush fires happen to be close to vineyards, especially around veraison, smoke contamination of grapevines and grapes can occur, which is passed to the winemaking process producing smoke-taint in wines. At the moment, detection of contamin...
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Bushfire has become a major threat in viticulture and wine production worldwide, and recently devastated wine producing regions in Chile and California. In Australia, the bushfire window has broaden, and predicted to increase in frequency and severity. • Thebiggestimpactofbushfireistheproductionofsmokethatcontaminatesgrapesin the surrounding areas....
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There are currently no practical tools that can determine which vines or vineyard sections have been affected by smoke contamination after a bushfire. A South Australian-based trial has demonstrated the potential for development of canopy and fruit based tools that growers could use to measure smoke contamination and smoke-related compounds in berr...
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Corn is the second most important (staple) crop in the Philippines. As a standard cultural management, seed-materials are pre-treated with metalaxyl fungicide prior to sowing. Without fungicide seed treatment, and follow-up foliar spray, disease outbreak particularly caused by downy mildew (DM) fungus, Peronosclerospora philippinensis Weston (Shaw)...
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Corn is the second most important (staple) crop in the Philippines. As a standard cultural management, seed-materials are pre-treated with metalaxyl fungicide prior to souring. Without fungicide seed treatment, and follow-up foliar spray, disease outbreak particularly caused by downy mildew (DM) fungus, Peronosclerospora philippinensis Weston (Shaw...

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The implementation of digital technology has been trending in different agricultural industries to offer support to growers from detrimental effects of climate change on crops growth, productivity, and quality of produces. Furthermore, climatic anomalies have been increasing in number and severity and pose a threat to agricultural production that can be addressed by implementing new and emerging technologies. This special issue invites authors to submit high-quality and original research articles or reviews for publication related to the use or integration of digital technologies and artificial intelligence for agricultural production of the future.
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Farmbot is an open source small scale farming system integrating robotics, computer vision, sensor networks, and IoT. Our goal is to build on this platform further integration of sensors, such as low-cost e-noses and newly developed low-cost hyperspectral cameras. This testbed will help Master and Ph.D. students to test hypotheses and new hardware/software within specific research projects. https://farm.bot/
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To develop artificial intelligence systems using emerging technologies such as remote sensors, contactless biometrics, computer vision and deep/machine learning for animal recognition, physiological stress assessment and the prediction of the product quality traits