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PhenoHack: 3D Root scanning with PlantEye

Posted on 9 April 2020 in by Martijn Houben
PlantEye is a leading sensor designed to assess  the shoots of crops, but we often get the question if we can also measure roots with this 3D sensor. Normally we say we can not, but this time we got curious and tested it. The results were quite surprising to us and today we would like to present you the results in our new blog category we call the “PhenoHack”, presenting uncommon ways to get great plant data. Semi automated root measurements Great root data analysis and visualization in HortControl The experiment To conduct this simple proof of concept experiment we took the roots from an asparagus plant which was grown in a pot. We removed all the soil and washed the roots. We divided the total root system into several fractions  with a fresh biomass between 0.01 grams until 14 grams. The diameter of the roots varied from 0.55 mm up to ...