Observing a root system throughout a plant’s life cycle is key to understanding overall plant behavior and health, and to improving crop performance.
The CI-600 is a minirhizotron that gives plant scientists, crop consultants, and farmers the ability to capture non-destructive, high-resolution, digital images of living roots in soil over multiple growing seasons. Durable and lightweight, the CI-600 is a portable minirhizotron that is easy to transport to any field location and can be used in sites with root tubes across a range of treatments or conditions. Our free root analysis software, RootSnap!, quickly and easily calculates parameters including root length, area, volume, diameter & branching angle.
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.
Includes scanner head, calibration tube, three 6-foot standard clear soil tubes with end caps, CanoScan Image Capture and ArcSoft Image Viewing software packages, USB cable, measuring rod with depth markers, operation manual and instrument case.
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.
|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.
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