Computer Tomography On Plants

1022 713 XRAY-LAB | Industrial X-ray analysis & 3D computed tomography (CT)

Computer tomography makes it possible to look inside objects non-destructively and determine their structure. Plants in a pot can also be examined for research in the root area without taking them out of the soil. If CT images are taken at precisely defined intervals, a precise statement can be made about the growth of the plant and its root area. The consequences of climate change and the increasing global population also require a rethink in agriculture. Soils become drier and new varieties must be grown that can cope with the new climatic conditions: Strains that yield more, with deeper and wider roots. Here, computed tomography helps to investigate new breeds non-destructively in the growth phase. In order to be able to make a statement, test plants that are in pots are doing CT at specified intervals.