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.
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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