Crop Research

Articles & Whitepapers

  • The Importance of Leaf Area Index (LAI) in Environmental and Crop Research

    Leaf Area Index (LAI), which is used as a measure in hundreds of studies on forests, crops, climate and the environment, is calculated as half the area of all leaves per unit area of ground. It is measured as the leaf area (m2 ) per ground area (m–2) and is unit-less. So, a plant with a LAI of 2 has an amount of leaves that can cover a given area two times. LAI is calculated for a plant or ...


Equipment & Solutions

  • Camelina Cultivation Technology

    Camelina Cultivation Technology

    Camelina presents a uniqueopportunity for providing areliable, inexpensive feedstockfor biodiesel production.It is a plant well suitedfor the more arid regions ofthe world and requires lowinputs (water, fertilizer, pesticide),both attributes whichenable it to be a low-cost,high margin alternative crop.It can be planted behindwheat and on marginal land;it does not compete withother crops and will ...