PlantScreenTM Field Systems are autonomous, semi-autonomous and manual mobile platforms for fast and accurate crop phenotyping in the field. The systems consists of drive mechanisms and integrate multiple sensors for non-invasive analysis of plant physiological and morphological features. The autonomous system can traverse field automatically at a steady rate and tag acquired recordings to individual plots by using high-precission determination of the position in the field.
The sensor platform may include devices for hyperspectral imaging, fluorescence imaging, thermal imaging and for morphometric and canopy analysis. These active sensors are used for accurate monitoring of numerous physiological and morphological plant parameters that are time- and location- referenced Environmental sensors monitor irradiance, air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, and other conditions at each position in the plot where phenotyping measurements are made.
Rover FluorCam is smaller-scale manually transported mobile unit for fast and accurate crop phenotyping in the field. The system consists of drive mechanisms and integrates multiple sensors for non-invasive analysis of plant physiological and morphological features. Rover FluorCam is customized fluorescence imaging system for physiological screening in the greenhouse and in the field. Its wheels provide exceptional stability and easy movement among plants in the field. Large plants, such as corn, soybean etc. may be studied in situ without physical disturbance.
PSI’s PlantScreenTM software allows the user to program movement of the system for automated deployment in the field. All measured morphometric, biochemical and physiological measurements are collated with environmental measurements at each screening location, and may be accessed and analyzed remotely.
PSI’s PlantScreenTM field systems allow the user to monitor numerous aspects of plant growth, development and response to biotic and abiotic stresses in the plants’ natural environment.
The field systems are designed and configured to meet the users’ specific requirements with respect to the size and morphology of plants screened. Every component of the field systems is designed to withstand the severest weather conditions, and to operate flawless.
All acquired imaging, environmental and watering/weighing data are stored in an SQL database, processed and available for inspection and further analysis in range of seconds after recording via user-friendly graphical interface. PlantScreenTM Analyser provides tools for data browsing, grouping, analysis, user-defined reprocessing and export. Multiple clients can be connected to the database, with different privileges assigned based on a built-in authentication mechanism. An SMS and mail notification service is integral part of the complete phenotyping system. 24-hour online support service is key component of the PlantScreenTM phenotyping solution.
Key features of IT solution:
All data acquired from imaging sensors are in raw format and processed format stored in an SQL database and are in range of seconds after recording available for further analysis. All raw and processed data files are directly accessible and therefore can be easily analyzed by user-defined processing scripts.
Range of non-invasive plant imaging technologies was developed for PlantScreenTM Phenotyping Systems to study different aspects of plant growth and physiological performance:
Sensors available for the PlantScreenTM Field System are:
PlantScreenTM Phenotyping Systems designed for integrative phenotyping on temporal and spatial level are proven in a range of applications across the world:
Furthermore we make our state-of–art phenotyping facilities available for testing and proof-of-concept experiments. Contact us for more information.
We are proud that in our PSI Research Center we can provide service platform with professional support, where we can demonstrate our equipment and facilitate proof of concept validations of the projects prior realization. PSI Research Center provides service platform to scientific community for plant cultivation and image-based monitoring in controlled environment and in greenhouse. Our vision is to provide biological and technical support to our customers. Contact us for more information.