Could Saffron Help Vermont Farmers?

Erik Van Lennep
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:19:07 PST
Hmmm. I have different perspective on this, Sure, go ahead and see what's
possible in east coast cultivation (I think the UK during a drier period
also produced saffron commercially....but they probably didn't pay the
pickers well, employed children, etc).

I'll continue to treasure and savor it, indulging when I can justify it for
particular dishes. But I'll also continue to buy it from the countries
where people have a hard enough time making a living, are continuing a
millennia-old tradition, and the saffron cultivation provides a viable
alternative to opium production. I see this as the upside to global
sourcing, my purchases going to support the sort of world I want to live in.

Here's a thorough article on saffron as a medicinal, a dye, and an
antidepressant drug. Maybe more than some need to know, but great fodder
for plant geeks like me :)…

Erik van Lennep

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On 14 January 2017 at 09:33, Garak <> wrote:

> Sounds like a working solution to me - you could start with something like
> this weeding robot , it has
> the camera and the labview-based tools already included... though actually
> i'd expect your President to be may just choose the low-tech method and
> raise the import taxes on saffron.
> Am 13.01.2017 um 23:26 schrieb Tim Eck:
>> It's like regular image analysis except instead of using brightness for
>> the
>> basic contrast method, you can use the hue, saturation, and intensity
>> breakdown of the color image.  In this system hue is the basic color,
>> while
>> saturation is the amount the color is diluted, and intensity is whether it
>> is diluted by white- gray- black.  Using this method, your robot would
>> grab
>> anything blue - violet in hue, avoiding green, and the sorter would grab
>> anything orange-red.
>> Tim
>> -----Original Message-----
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>>> Hue base image processing?   Wow.
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