TraitFinder  easy plant phenotyping

The TraitFinder is a powerful tool, which automates your plant phenotyping- and screening applications. It is also an ideal tool for those who would like to get started with the digital assessment of crops.

  • For Lab & Greenhouse
  • End to end product, no integration
  • Scan up to 100 plants in 60 seconds
  • Morphological & Spectral data e.g. plant Height or Color
  • 17+ plant parameters each scan
  • visualize & analyze data with HortControl

TraitFinder enables you to analyze plant traits within seconds. It moves a PlantEye over your plants and captures them in 3D and with multispectral information. This is used to calculate a wide suite of morphological- and physiological parameters – fully automatically and in real time!

TraitFinder - Digital plant phenotyping

TraitFinder – Digital plant phenotyping

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.

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 applications you can automate with TraitFinder:

Clients worldwide successfully use the TraitFinder for the following applications:

  • Plant phenotyping
  • Disease quantification
  • Germination assays
  • Bioassays
  • Chemical screenings
  • Experimental control
  • Documentation
  • Quality control

 

Automated Germination assay

Assessing the germination rates is a labor intensive- and tedious job. TraitFinder automatically screens hundreds of pots and trays fully automatically and generates germination graphs. See changes over time, germination uniformity and early vigor.

High Resolution Growth Analysis

Plants react within seconds and minutes to changing environments, which in many cases, like for growth, cannot be measured manually. TraitFinder 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. TraitFinder 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.

Technical Specifications:

Dimensions 2475 x 800 x 2200 mm*
Plant size 0 – 1000 mm
Scan length 1800 mm*
Weight 100 kg
Temperature range 0…50 °C
Humidity 0 – 100% rel.
Protection class IP 64
Power requirements 230 AC 110 VAC
Power consumption 1.5 kW
Connectivity WiFi, Ethernet
Scanning speed 25 mm/s
Scan time 10 – 40 s
Scanning modes Automatic with timer or manually
Scanning frequency Programmable with timer
Data storage >2 TB
Sensors PlantEye F500
PlantEye configuration options Dual- and single  scanner

*can be modified on demand