Phenotyping

Potato field
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Thanks to our technologies, there’s no longer any need to rely on inaccurate visual inspections of, say, potato fields.

Around the world, many types of plants – such as potatoes, wheat, rice or cassava – are struggling to adjust to the changing climate. In order to come up with an adequate response to changing conditions, we analyze how different plant varieties react to these environmental influences. What is known as phenotyping is a way of identifying plants that can deliver sufficient yield even when, for instance, temperatures are high.

When it comes to analyzing plant varieties, visual inspection in the field is always an option. But this approach is subjective, which makes it imprecise. That’s why we employ three-dimensional, nondestructive monitoring systems to survey plants in as comprehensive, accurate and above all harmless a way as possible.

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Our nondestructive monitoring systems allow us to analyze plants both above and below ground.

No plant species is the same as another and every measuring situation is unique. This means “off-the-shelf” solutions quickly come up against their limits. We’ve mastered how to record a wide range of plant characteristics using all relevant technologies – from stereoscopy and laser light section to computer tomography. As a result, we’re able to merge these approaches together, as combining them opens up whole new evaluation options.

This extensive range of sensor systems means endless possibilities for organizing and combining them in order to complete your task. Together we’ll find the optimum solution to your problem. Get in touch!