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CI-600 In-Situ Root Imager

Product Overview

Non-destructive, high-resolution root images

Capture high-resolution digital images of living roots in soil to monitor growth and behaviour over multiple seasons with the CI-600 In-Situ Root Imager. Transparent acrylic root tubes installed in the soil allow plant roots growing naturally around the tube to be imaged and measured. The imagery, powered by an included handheld tablet, takes 360-degree scans at multiple resolutions and is maximised for speed and precision. Consistent scan intervals are achieved using the collapsible indexing handle. RootSnap! Software, included with the CI-600, enables rapid and accurate analysis and measurement of roots.

The control modules expand the use of the CI-340 and enable users to modify light intensity, manipulate CO2 and H2O concentrates, adjust temperature, and measure chlorophyll fluorescence.

RootSnap! Image Analysis Software

Our RootSnap! Image Analysis Software makes it simple to evaluate root parameters including length, width, volume, & diameter. Researchers and crop consultants use RootSnap! to monitor root growth, disease, dynamics and behaviour over time. With an intuitive user interface, mapping roots using the multi-touch feature and proprietary “Snap to Root” function is smooth and efficient. Users can easily save and export files to Excel for further statistical analysis.

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  • Plant Physiologists measure root responses to biotic and abiotic changes.

  • Ecologists measure the architecture of roots in wetland plants.

  • Agronomists track the formation of new roots to time nutrient applications.

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