Young plants

From germinated seedlings to young plants with developed true leaves, camera systems can supplement or replace manual assessments that breeders or scientists need to select or study varieties. This typically starts with the inspection of trays of seedlings but when true leaves appear the seedlings typically needs to be singularized.

What can be measured?

What can be measured on young plants in trays?

In a tray of seedlings, a camera from the top will measure the leaf area for each tray cell. The output of the measurement is a matrix containing the leaf areas of each cell. Then statistics derived from this matrix results in a score for each tray.

To obtain a good contrast with the tray, the substrate or soil, we can use different illumination and camera configurations.

It is possible to extend the measurement with leaf color or leaf shape. Deep learning can be applied to detect abnormal plants.

Typically the measurements should be obtained before plants start to overlap each other highly complicating the area per cell measurement.


What can be measured on singularized young plants?

This ranges from area, volume, height and stem thickness to the number of (true) leaves or color, all depending on the system’s configuration.

We can take these images while the young plant is turning around (rotating). The required number of views per rotation is thereby programmable. This allows the recordings to be adjusted to the shape of the plant.

What is the phenotyping capacity?

The phenotyping capacity of the camera system is determined by the size of the plant, the number of properties to be evaluated and the desired accuracy.

Because Aris has extensive experience in production systems in horticulture, we are used to high throughput speeds. This means that we can truly speak of 'high throughput phenotyping'. Consider speeds of up to 20,000 plants per hour for small (seed) plants up to 300 plants per hour for full grown corn plants.

Sustainable crops with phenotyping

Extreme drought, extreme heat, floods, crop diseases and pests, explosive population growth ... The changes in climate, environment, population and needs have an ever-increasing influence on our food production. To prevent food scarcity in the future, plant researchers, crop breeders and food producers are constantly working to develop better, more sustainable and climate-resistant crop types. In addition to obtaining higher yields, food wastage and food outages are reduced.

More and more intelligent vision software and more sustainable vision & robotics production systems will soon become an integral part of the plant researcher, grower and breeder. With our camera systems they select and cross plants with the best hereditary characteristics to grow new, stronger varieties and species.

Why Aris Vision System?

In addition to our state of the art vision systems, Aris works together with other parties in greenhouse technology to provide a total solution, including e.g. Experiment Management Software.

We are happy to provide references from (agri-food) companies that have chosen us. Please contact Aris for this.

Service & support

We provide customized solutions for every customer, but that’s just the start. After the system has been developed, delivered and installed, we provide service and support both remote and on site. And when your needs change, Aris is there to help you adapt or update the system.

Service & support.


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