This is the world’s first field crop analytics facility supported by Rothamsted Research and BBSRC. The Field Scanalyzer comprises of a gantry that supports a motorised measuring platform with multiple sensors. Crops within a 15m x 120m area can be monitored throughout the season with a high degree of resolution and reproducibility.
The facility is fully automated and can operate 24 hours per day throughout the year. On board illumination facilitates the data collection and sensors for simultaneous and non-destructive analyses of plant growth, morphology and physiology. Together, the data obtained from the panel of sensors will provide a complex picture of plant growth and vigour from single field experiments.
The Field Scanalyzer is robust enough to cope with harsh environmental conditions with high sampling frequency and greenhouse accuracy, which provides information concerning the varietal responses to the extrinsic environment and their effect on yield.