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FieldScan High-Throughput Field Phenotyping

FieldScan is a platform for ultra-high-throughput field phenotyping under all weather conditions. The platform enables capacities of tens of thousands of plants or plots with throughputs of 5,000 plants or higher per hour.

  • For Greenhouse & Field
  • End to end solution, automated scanning, parameters & analytics
  • Scan complete fields 
  • High resolution, scan separate plants, leaves & Stems
  • Morphological & Spectral data e.g. plant Height or Color
  • 17+ plant parameters each scan
  • visualize & analyze data with HortControl
  • (Precision) Irrigation optional
  • Environmental data optional with our weather station
  • Gravimetric data optional with FieldScales

Use FieldScan in plant research or breeding and combine high-precision phenotyping with high throughput. Improve the quality of your field research with an entire new dimension of plant data.

FieldScan or drones
We often get the question why FieldScan is better than drones. This depends on the situation. FieldScan is great when you need:

  • Automated plant screening, scans are made day & night
  • Require high resolution data, Details of every plant are available
  • Automated data analysis, All data is visualized and ready to be analyzed

FieldScan is ideal for breeders and growers when screening of traits, flowers or growth needs to be automated. In scientific applications it is a great tool because the quality of the data is as important as the scale of the field.

Easy to use
FieldScan and HortControl can be used by people with all backgrounds.

  • Easy set up of complex experimental design with HortControl
  • Easy operation, FieldScan only requires a start and stop signal
  • Fully automated scanning, day and night
  • Fully automated plant data analytics with HortControl

Irrigation solutions 
Irrigation units can be added to the carrier device for top-down irrigation. Precision Irrigation on a large scale is possible in combination with our FieldScales.

FieldScan data
FieldScan uses PlantEye as the main sensor the create collect plant parameters. Read more about this on the PlantEye page. It is an option to add sensors like the FieldScale and weather station for additional data.  Read more on how ICRISAT uses FieldScan for field phenotyping in India.

 

FieldScan - Field Phenotyping. Get many plant parameters from entire fields or plots with high detail. Like plant growth, leaf area, NDVI and many more.

Field phenotyping – 3D models of entire fields are used to calculate plant parameters like height, leaf area or NDVI.

 

FieldScan - Digital field phenotyping in Nanjing China

FieldScan – Digital field phenotyping in Nanjing China

Plant sensors included:

PlantEye - Spectral 3D plant sensor

PlantEye automates phenotyping in 3 steps:

  1. PlantEye Scans plants and creates 3D files
  2. 17+ plant parameters are calculated
  3. Plant data is Visualized and Analyzed

PlantEye delivers 17+ parameters ready to be analyzed! Read more about the parameters and our automation process.

 

FieldScale for gravimetric plant data. Used for measuring transpiration rates, drought spotting and precision irrigation

FieldScale: Transpiration rates & precision irrigation

  1. Transpiration rates in high resolution
  2. Water use efficiency
  3. Precise irrigation for every pot

Read more about FieldScale.

 

weather station for greenhouse or field phenotyping
Sensor: Weather Station

 

Weather Station: Environmental data for your data-sets

  1. Temperature
  2. Relative humidity
  3. Wind speeds
  4. PAR (Photo-synthetically active radiation)
  5. CO2

Add environmental data to your data-sets. More sensors can be added on request.

Software:

HortControl - data software for experiments with plant, biology, crop experiments

HortControl visualizes and analyzes your data:

  • Set up and monitor your trials
  • Data management, visualization and data export functions
  • Automated reporting functions

HortControl is the central software to setup, visualize and analyze your PlantEye measurements. Read more about HortControl and our automation process.

Typical field phenotyping applications:

Clients worldwide successfully use the FieldScan for the following field phenotyping applications:

  • Growth screening & analysis
  • Plant phenotyping
  • Disease quantification
  • Bioassays
  • Chemical screenings
  • Experimental control
  • Documentation
  • Quality control

High Resolution Growth Analysis

Plants react within seconds and minutes to changing environments, which in many cases, like for growth, cannot be measured manually. Fieldscan provides this information and measures plants in high temporal- and spatial resolution and detects changes in growth rates within hours. This saves time, improves accuracy and increases the throughput of your trials and experiments.

Growth dynamics (height in mm) visualized over time. Due to the high scan interval you can see clear day & night dynamics.

Growth dynamics (height in mm) visualized over time. Due to the high scan interval you can see clear day & night dynamics.

Growth screenings

Growth analysis is a routine application in every lab. It is time consuming and only affordable for small amounts of plants. FieldScan provides you this data fully automatically and you can scale up your experimental throughput and data accuracy.

Boxplot: Effect of chemical treatment on growth. Two genotypes and four treatment groups.

Boxplot: Effect of chemical treatment on growth. Two genotypes and four treatment groups.