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Using Minirhizotrons in Wetland Studies

June 14, 2022 at 8:27 am | Updated July 1, 2022 at 10:26 pm | 12 min read

Understanding underground carbon fluxes in wetlands has been challenging since the standard methods have primarily been destructive. Non-destructive minirhizotrons were tested as a possible solution to studying underground dynamics. Minirhizotron installation, anchorage, image capture and analysis, and data upscaling recommendations are made to meet the needs of the unique environment of wetlands. A Methodological Framework… Continue reading…

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Testing the Effects of Light Quality on Red Lettuce

Dr. Vijayalaxmi Kinhal | April 15, 2022

Health-conscious consumers increasingly demand nutritious, high-quality food, causing stakeholders to closely monitor the bio composition of food products. Phytochemicals with antioxidant properties are some of the most sought-after nutraceuticals.  Phytochemical levels can be, in large part, determined by light quality, which is necessary for crop productivity. Therefore, a study wanted to find what effect light-filtering… Continue reading…

Precision Agriculture Policy & Adoption Outlook 2023

Scott Trimble | April 7, 2022

Precision agriculture is being branded as Agriculture 4 – the next revolution to make food production more profitable, sustainable, and environmentally friendly. Even though its adoption is uneven, the use of precision agriculture has been increasing consistently for the last several years. This article will review precision agriculture technologies, their adoption, and how precision agriculture… Continue reading…

LAI Modeling to Improve Kiwifruit Orchard Management

Michael Williams | March 16, 2022

This recent study combines many firsts to guide the management of kiwifruit orchards through precision agriculture. By focusing on leaf area index, choosing a precise estimation tool, the CI-110 Plant Canopy Imager, and including important textural information, the scientists aimed to discover and improve model prediction for monitoring growth and yield estimation in kiwifruit orchards.… Continue reading…

WEBINAR RECORDING: Plant Canopy Imager Live Training

Scott Trimble | March 10, 2022

Learn More | Request a Quote | Schedule a Consultation Plant canopy data is used extensively in crop optimization, forest productivity, and environmental research. Join Director of Applied Science Galen George for an in-depth, live training on the use and application of the CI-110 Plant Canopy Imager. We have designed this training to take you and your team from first use to a high level… Continue reading…

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2022 Guide to Plant and Crop Stress

Scott Trimble | February 23, 2022

Crop Stressors Stresses can be potentially harmful to plants, so crops either avoid or tolerate stress. Plants avoid stress through evolution over long periods. While stress tolerance is a short-term response regulated by genes to change plant biochemistry and metabolism. In agriculture, researchers develop new genotypes to either avoid or tolerate stress. Crops face two kinds… Continue reading…

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What Factors Affect Biomass Accumulation in Plants?

Scott Trimble | February 10, 2022

What is Biomass Accumulation? Biomass accumulation is often confused with productivity. Hence it is important to make a distinction between the two processes. Productivity is the result of photosynthesis. It is measured by photosynthetic rate and by considering the factors that affect it. Biomass accumulation is the change in biomass over time per unit area.… Continue reading…

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