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LemnaTec has established a new distribution partnership with R2F AGROBUSINESS in Brazil

LemnaTec has established a new distribution partnership with R2F AGROBUSINESS in Brazil With this new partnership LemnaTec moves closer to the customers in Brazil.  The local contact point for customers will facilitate the distribution of the LemnaTec systems for phenotyping and seed inspection. As Brazil is an important market for [...]

Literature example – Phenotyping cherry gene pools

Application example – Phenotyping cherry gene pools Plant phenotyping with LemnaTec is much more than large-scale conveyor-based installations in greenhouses. At laboratory level, using manually operated imaging cabinets combined with powerful image processing, one can gain substantial data on plant phenotypic properties. In the current example, our [...]

Using machine learning in phenotyping and seed testing

Using machine learning in phenotyping and seed testing Digital phenotyping is well known as non-invasive imaging-based method to obtain data on plant phenotypic traits. Likewise, seed testing methods are available to measure germination processes, or determine seed and seedling quality. After recording, images are processed, however classical image processing frequently [...]

Intelligent Plant Phenotyping with CropScore

Intelligent Plant Phenotyping with CropScore Smart cameras are ready for jobs in plant phenotyping. Coming as a swarm, they are exactly in the location where your plants are growing. The intelligent cameras have an onboard computer and are linked to a network. This enables constant monitoring of [...]

Seed 2021

Seed 2021 Gatersleben Meet LemnaTec at the Seed2021 Online Meeting organized by IPK Gatersleben. We will provide insight in new technological developments and we will be available for discussing your demands. Our scientist Dr. Marcus Jansen will give a talk about "Image processing for new perspectives [...]

Cannabis- and Hemp-related Applications

Cannabis- and Hemp-related Applications Hemp plants – Cannabis sativa – are of high interest for both, biobased materials like hemp fibers, and for Cannabis active ingredients in medical use. Seed and seedling quality, germination features, and phenotypes are important in research, breeding, product development, or quality [...]

New distribution agreement with Polaris Science for Singapore and Malaysia

New distribution agreement with Polaris Science for Singapore and Malaysia We are happy to announce the addition of a new distribution partnership to further expand our global customer base and to provide a closer link to customers in this region. As of November 2020, Polaris Science Pte. Ltd., [...]

PhenoAIxpert HT for the Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University

We have built a PhenoAIxpert HT for the Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University in Yangling, Shaanxi, China A widespread system type for plant phenotyping is combining imaging cabinets with conveyors. LemnaTec has built many Scanalyzers in greenhouses or growth rooms where conveyor belts transport plants towards imaging stations and [...]

Artificial intelligence: looking for the right features

Artificial intelligence: looking for the right features Physiological phenotyping tasks are usually complex, and combining data coming from various sensors need to be set into a meaningful context. Moreover, certain devices such as hyperspectral imaging sensors are producing a massive amount of raw data, which then [...]

Intelligent Image Analysis for Plant Phenotyping – LemnaTec Book Contribution

LemnaTec Book Contribution Intelligent Image Analysis for Plant Phenotyping LemnaTec’s Chief Scientist Dr. Marcus Jansen has authored a book chapter on “Multisensor Phenotyping for Crop Physiology” together with two former LemnaTec colleagues, Dr. Stefan Paulus (now at Institut für Zuckerrübenforschung, Göttingen, Germany) and Dr. Gustavo Bonaventure [...]

PhenoAIxpert ES successfully launched at the University of Amsterdam

PhenoAIxpert ES successfully launched at the University of Amsterdam Since we delivered a PhenoAIxpert ES to the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) in Amsterdam recently, researchers started their first experiments with the system. With the two cameras mounted inside the PhenoAIxpert ES, they can image both, the [...]

Wall Street Journal report on Field Scanalyzer

Wall Street Journal report on Field Scanalyzer The Wall Street Journal reports on our Field Scanalyzer working at The University of Arizona on making crops ready for dealing with climatechange and providing biofuels. The project funding is provided by U.S. Department of Energy and The Bill and Melinda [...]

New publication in Nature Machine Intelligence

Paper in Nature Machine Intelligence published We proudly present our recent publication resulting from our DePhenSe project together with Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, TU Darmstadt, and Institut Für Zuckerrübenforschung "Making deep neural networks right for the right scientific reasons by interacting with their explanations" on machine learning for hyperspectral [...]

New distribution partnership established

New distribution partnership established LemnaTec again moves closer to the customers by partnering with local companies. We recently started a partnership with LaserPoint Srl, Vimodrone, Italy. Our Italian partner has long term-experience in the market of precision measurement using lasers and other optical principles. Laser Point is manufacturer of [...]

New features for a phenotyping research facility under construction

New features for a phenotyping research facility under construction We are upgrading a phenotyping research facility for a customer in Asia. The customer operates a PhenoAIxpert HT system with a conveyor for plant transportation passing through a series of image acquisition cabinets. The current upgrade comprises installing [...]

Digital plant assessments – perspectives in time of partial lab closure

Digital plant assessments - perspectives in time of partial lab closure The Corona virus-related lockdown kept you off your lab, and you missed assessing your important plants? Now, it is the time to consider digital imaging technology. Let automatic camera technology collect image data even in times when [...]

Fighting insect decline – phenotyping for minimizing pesticide impact

Fighting insect decline - phenotyping for minimizing pesticide impact Insect decline is a massive problem in Europe and many other parts of the world. Loss is partly attributed to pesticide use. Thus, EU policies drive forward the demand for pesticide saving practices, such as non-chemical agents against weeds, [...]

Five reasons to use digital phenotyping when working with plants and seeds

Five reasons to use digital phenotyping when working with plants and seeds Remote work: Recent measures to prevent spreading of the Coronavirus kept many researchers away from their labs and growth rooms. With automated digital imaging technology requiring only minimum staff present on site, plant research can go [...]

New distribution partnerships established

New distribution partnerships established LemnaTec moves closer to the customers by partnering with local companies. We recently started partnerships with a company in Australia – PAS – and with one in France – Optoprim. For Australia, New Zealand and Oceania, LemnaTec GmbH is pleased to announce a [...]

Four reasons why breeders need digital phenotypic data

Four reasons why breeders need digital phenotypic data Documentation: digital images keep hold of the current state of the plants while a quoted visual impression captured by an operator is perishing and impossible to reconstruct. Standardization: Rating operators are well trained, of course, and the breeder’s eye never [...]