Root Monitoring Articles

  • Irrigation Application Management

    The Irrigation Applications management takes all measurements of the inlet discharge and pressure at the pivot point and pivot end. Especially when the ground is uneven, where we take readings at the highest point. Preferably, this pressure value should be at least 5 PSI higher than the rated value of the pressure regulator, to ensure safety and proper operation, as the regulator must be ...


    By Pierce Corporation

  • Adapting production to drought

    Many parts of the world face water shortage and drought. As a result, farms and orchards are losing their capacity to produce food. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), drought cost the world 29 billion USD in 2018; therefore, it is imperative for governments, crop consultants, and farmers to be proactive. Technology is already available for risk assessment, planning, and ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

  • Aiming to optimize irrigation levels

    With irrigation being used in many spheres of life and food production methods getting diversified, it is not surprising that research on this topic is getting more specialized. Procedures for analysis, which were restricted earlier to big institutions, need to be widely available so that their reach is extended and science will benefit from more in-depth studies. An increasing number of ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

  • Digging deep for new irrigation methods

    Irrigation is essential to increase food production. However, competing needs and increasing drought makes water for irrigation scarce. Therefore, new methods and strategies are continuously being tested by scientists to improve food production, accompanied by better water use efficiency. This article will examine how modern field tools are helping in this venture. Irrigation Methods ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

  • The dirt on soil carbon formation during afforestation

    Soil carbon is the second-largest carbon sink in the world, and it is currently in focus during these times of accelerating climate change brought about by human activities. Very little is known on the patterns of carbon accumulation in the soil. Thus, it is essential to determine the mode and quantity of carbon being sequestered by afforestation projects to mitigate climate change, not just ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

  • Tree Root Imaging at a Historical Site: In-Depth Assessment of Tree No. 1 – the Copper Beech Tree - Case Study

    Background: A mature Copper Beech tree is located in a prominent position at a historical site in the United Kingdom that is known for its archaeological significance and is a major tourist attraction. The tree is of significant amenity value in this public place. It is also very close to a proposed development and is likely to be impacted by the construction of planned new structures. Its ...


    By Tree Radar, Inc.

  • Root Analysis in the Field: Industries & Uses

    Crops, Nutrients, Irrigation & Root Analysis Analysis of the root system is important in ensuring sustainable crop production, reducing nutrient input and irrigation, and protecting soil carbon pools. Getting rapid and frequent images of what is happening underground can help people make timely decisions about agricultural practices to maintain plant health and ensure the judicious ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

  • Tree, Crop & Plant Stress – A Primer on Abiotic and Biotic Stressors

    The natural conditions in which plants and trees grow are neither uniform nor controlled. Many changes or fluctuations, even if they are temporary, can have a negative impact on and stress plants. The factors which can lead to stress can be one of two types: abiotic or biotic. Stress can have serious repercussions on various phases of a plant’s growth and, ultimately, crop productivity. ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

  • Non-Destructive Root Imaging - Webinar and Live Demo

    Alright, so, we are just about a full house here already. So, we’ll get started with the presentation. As you should be able to see on your screen, it should say, “A Change of View: Using Root Imaging to Expand your Research by CID Bio-Science.” Online with me is actually our distribution manager, Suzy Truitt. She’ll be helping in the background facilitating with the Q ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

  • Choosing the Right Light for Young Plants

    Horticulture lighting research has been conducted on young plants (germination, seedlings, plugs and cuttings) for many years. Michigan State University published a series of articles in Greenhouse Grower (see references below) on bedding plant seedlings. In their research, Drs. Wollaeger and Runkle experimented with different LED wavelengths and compared them to fluorescent light on seedling ...


    By Illumitex

  • Guest Post: Using Plant Science Tools to Monitor and Restore a Native Hawaiian Forest

    Native Forest Restoration and Monitoring Project Report #4 November 3rd, 2016 by Mihaela Ryer and Michael Ryer October is known as Ikua in the Hawaiian calendar. It's the month when, according to the Hawaiian folklore, dark storms arise, sea roars, thunder roars, birds roar. We haven’t heard any roaring birds, but certainly had our share of dark storms, thunder and roaring seas. October ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

  • Examination of a coupled supply- and demand-induced stress function for root water uptake modeling

    Vegetation water use is closely related to its biophysical functioning and is often under stress from various environmental factors. However, commonly used root water uptake models only consider the stress from root zone moisture availability. There is a need to incorporate the stress from both the above-ground factors and root zone water condition. In this study, a newly developed coupled ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Hybrid wavelet-GMDH model to forecast significant wave height

    In this study, the group method of data handling (GMDH)-based wavelet transform (WT) was developed to forecast significant wave height (SWH) in different lead times. The SWH dataset was collected from a buoy station located in the North Atlantic Ocean. For this purpose, the time series of SWH was decomposed into some subseries using WT and then decomposed time series were imported to the GMDH ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effect of the salinity stress and arbuscular mycorhizal fungi (AMF) on the growth and nutrition of the Marigold (Calendula officinalis)

    In order to evaluate the effect of the Arbuscular mycorhizal fungi (AMF) on Calendula officinalis, an experimental has been carried out in term of salinity stress in totally randomized Factorials in shahrood. The samples were cultivated in tested sandy loam soil. This experiment were conducted in hub seedling (pot) method with four salinity treatment in 1.5-3.5-5.5-7.5 (dSm-1) concentration, two ...

  • Varietal differences in the growth of rice seedlings exposed to perchlorate and their antioxidative defense mechanisms

    A hydroponic experiment was conducted to investigate the perchlorate (ClO4‐) phytotoxicity in different rice varieties. Considerable variations were observed when 24 rice varieties were treated with ClO4‐. The shoot height, root length and biomass of most varieties were significantly reduced by ClO4‐. The roots were more sensitive than the shoots. Hierarchical clustering analysis demonstrated ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Fate of flame retardants and the antimicrobial agent triclosan in planted and unplanted biosolid‐amended soils

    A comprehensive understanding of the fate of contaminant‐laden biosolids is needed to fully evaluate the environmental impacts of biosolids land application. This study examined the fate of several flame retardants and triclosan in biosolid‐amended soil in a 90‐day greenhouse experiment. Objectives included evaluating the persistence of these compounds in soil, their phytoaccumulation ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Grasslands Research Featuring CI-600 In-Situ Root Imager and RootSnap! Published in Invasive Plant and Science Management

    University of Nebraska researchers Chengchou Han and Stephen L. Young have published their article “Root Growth of Two Perennial Grass Types and Musk Thistle (Carduus nutans) in Temperate Grasslands of North America” in the July/August edition mof Invasive Plant and Science Management. ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

  • Outposts: CI-600 In-Situ Root Imager at the Arctic Station

    Icebergs dot the bay along the coast of Disko Island, home of the University of Copenhagen’s Arctic Station. Here researchers study environmental issues impacting the Polar Regions, including physical geography, botany, and zoological research. ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

  • Welcoming Our Interns, Part I

    Katherine is working with Application Scientist and Quality Assurance Manager, Andrea Melnychenko, and will be focusing on characterizing the electrochemical sensor response of our CI-900 Portable Ethylene Analyzer across various conditions. She will also conduct an experiment to quantify root developmental differences ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

  • Indonesian forest fire and haze risk remains high

    Bacalah posting blog dalam Bahasa Indonesia di sini Ministers from five Southeast Asian countries gather in Malaysia next week for urgent talks on combating haze. The meeting follows the recent fires in Sumatra that produced record-breaking air ...

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