SCREEN Root LP
(sorry the installation is booked out)
The system is installed in the Phytec Experimental Greenhouse to analyse root system structures with respect to parameters like total root length, root length of laterals, branching angles, branching frequency, growth rates of individual root tips. Additionally, shoot properties can be measured including growth, biomass. It is placed on an automated rhizotron robot which at present can handle 72 rhizotrons with a size of 100x80x5 cm in an automated routine. The rhizotrons can be filled with different substrate with different compaction levels.