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Plant Science Software Master List

Dr. Vijayalaxmi Kinhal | April 3, 2023

Agriculture 4.0, with a focus on precision agriculture, is data-driven. Decisions in agriculture are made based on data collection through advanced technology and precise analysis incorporating the latest scientific models. The data is collected from multiple sources, farms, remotely sensed imagery, and third-party sources. Researchers and agtech providers need software to analyze the vast data… Continue reading…

CID Bio-Science Inc’s Advanced Tools: Providing a Holistic Picture of Plant Performance for Plant Science Research

Dr. Vijayalaxmi Kinhal | March 27, 2023

Multifaceted experiments that examine complex internal plant responses to environment and management are standard and require equally sophisticated measuring and analyzing devices. A new generation of onsite plant science devices gives novel, rapid, and precise insights into above- and below-ground processes to advance and accelerate research. Scientists can use the tools to study diverse morphological… Continue reading…

Turning Trees into Fossil Fuels: An Interview with Jonathan Cumming on Bioenergy Innovation

Hunter Weber | March 22, 2023

Our latest conversation with Jonathan Cumming, a plant physiologist from the Center for Bioenergy Innovations (CBI), reveals the latest breakthrough in sustainable biofuels. This article delves into CBI’s fascinating mission to turn lignin into aviation fuel. From genetic manipulations to selecting genotypes with beneficial traits, Jonathan shares insights into the project’s innovative approaches to optimizing… Continue reading…

50 Best Universities for Plant Science

Dr. Vijayalaxmi Kinhal | March 20, 2023

Plant science refers to various research subjects investigating plants, their characteristics, growth, and environmental interaction. Diverse disciplines, from plant systematics, anatomy, genetics, plant biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, physiology, ecology, crop science, forestry, nature conservation, and climate change, fall into this category. Students who want to learn state-of-art plant sciences should consider studying at universities recognized… Continue reading…

CID Bio-Science: Advancing Plant Research with Precision Measurement Tools

Hunter Weber | March 15, 2023

As plant researchers and growers, you know that every success and advancement begins with measurement. That’s why we at CID Bio-Science have dedicated ourselves to creating the world’s most precise and portable measurement tools for plant physiology research. With over 30 years of experience serving the plant and agronomic research communities, we have become a… Continue reading…

Interesting Photosynthesis Research in 2022

Dr. Vijayalaxmi Kinhal | March 13, 2023

Photosynthesis is crucial for crop yield improvement, forest management, and environmental protection. Increasingly research on photosynthesis is cross-disciplinary. Some studies combine photosynthesis with fields wide apart, like cancer cures, plastic degradation, or computers. Read further about the most striking photosynthesis research emerging last year, 2022.  1. Photosynthesis for cancer cure? Figure 1: Jiang et al.… Continue reading…

Leaf Spectroscopy at the Fingertips: Cutting Edge Crop Management With the CI-710s SpectraVue Leaf Spectrometer

Hunter Weber | March 9, 2023

Discover modern leaf spectroscopy with the  CI-710s SpectraVue Leaf Spectrometer! This powerful, handheld device allows for rapid, non-destructive plant stress measurement, with the ability to measure transmission, absorption, and reflection, along with many other plant stress and pigment indicators using built-in indices. Whether you’re working in crop optimization, forest productivity, sustainability, or environmental research, the… Continue reading…

Insider Look: Unearthing the Secrets of Root Growth Vigor with Ehsan From True Organic’s R&D Department

Hunter Weber | March 8, 2023

In a recent conversation with Scott (CID), Ehsan shared his work in the R&D department of True Organic, where he focuses on improving crop vigor by creating a better environment for crops. Specifically, he discussed using rhizotrons to measure and visualize root growth in response to various fertilizer treatments. Although Ehsan encountered some difficulties and… Continue reading…

RootSnap! Webinar: From Root Imaging to Analysis – Best Practices and Applications

Hunter Weber | March 7, 2023

Request a quote | Schedule a consultation Join us for an in-depth exploration of RootSnap!, the effortless root analysis software from CID Bio-Science. Many plant researchers are having a problem today of being unable to see what’s going on with their crops below the surface without destroying the crop. This software, combined with a root… Continue reading…

The 10 most-cited Studies on Root Research in 2022

Dr. Vijayalaxmi Kinhal | March 6, 2023

Roots are vital for resource acquisition and transport, determining plant growth, ability to withstand stress, and biomass accumulation. However, roots can also be affected by the environment and soil flora and fauna. Being underground, the root system, the “hidden half of plants,” has only lately been studied in detail after the development of modern tools… Continue reading…

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