Root development and function are vitally important for plant adaptation to the environment. The understanding of root biology is critically necessary to facilitate the improvement of crop performance, especially in the face of environmental constraints. The CI-600 is the only instrument available that enables researchers to capture non-destructive, high resolution, digital images to observe the development and function of a plant’s root system.
With the CI-600, image acquisition can be performed automatically and remotely. Wireless connectivity allows the researcher to retrieve root images with virtually any wireless device.
|Scanner Resolution||100, 300, 600 and 1200 dpi settings.|
|One Image Size||21.6cm x 19.6cm (WxL)|
|Scan Speed||30 seconds to 4 minutes – depending on scan resolution|
|Power Supply||Computer USB port|
|Scan Head Dimensions||34.3 cm long x 6.4 cm diameter|
|Standard Clear Tube Dimensions||6.4 cm inner diameter x 105 cm length|
Specifications are subject to change.
The CI-600 is designed for long-term root studies on living plants in the field. Install clear acrylic tubes within the study area prior to the growing season. When the plant begins to build a network of roots, images of the structure and behaviour of the roots can be recorded and analysed with an available root analysis software package. The CI-600 scanner head fits within the tubes to scan roots as they grow over time, providing nearly 360-degree high-resolution colour images of soil and roots.
To obtain an image, insert the CI-600 scan head into a pre-installed underground tube and begin the scanning program on the computer. The scan head automatically rotates nearly 360-degrees, creating a 21.59 × 19.56cm-size high-resolution colour image of the soil and roots. Users can easily move the scan head to different depths, and from tube to tube.
CI-600 comes with:
For the easy installation of tubes, we offer a gasoline powered auger set (sold separately). We will be happy to provide more information on this product, upon request.
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