Videometer MiniRhizotron

The Videometer MiniRhizotron for root imagingVideometer MiniRhizotron is a unique imaging modality for roots. Roots are counted and characterized in all soil types,

Multispectral analysis of roots

New scientific paper in the journal Plant and Soil concludes that the compact VideometerMR minirhizotron spectral imaging system allows for automated detection and quantification of living roots in the field/semi-field. It can detect roots in all soil types and differentiate living roots from dead roots from last season. The paper abstract is available here.

Four spectral imaging robots have been installed for rhizosphere imaging at the RadiMax facility at University of Copenhagen. Roots at different depth can be counted and quantified automatically. The Radimax facility was installed in 2016. See a Radimax announcement and a DLF video on how the RadiMax partner studies deep rooting.

Videometer MiniRhizotron provides high contrast root images in all soil types.

Please read more in our root imaging presentation.

  • Illumination:

    • 5 diffuse wavelengths (multispectral version) or color (RGB version) 
    • 405-940 nm
  • Camera:

    • 5 Mpix
    • GigE
    • 20 µm/pixel
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