Plant Science and Agricultural Research

Hyperspectral imaging is one of the widely used modern tools to study plants in different settings:

Plants and plant parts can be explored on a microscopic scale to study plant physiology and plant pathology using hyperspectral fluorescence or hyperspectral transmission and reflection optical arrangements. Middleton's InSight-Lab™ system is a hyperspectral fluorescence and VNIR stage with different magnifications, optimized for such small samples.

Different growing conditions, different treatments, phenotyping and other experiments can be conducted in greenhouse settings on whole plants with VNIR, NIR or SWIR hyperspectral cameras, scanning the plants periodically using broadband illumination. This can be done from different directions, under well-controlled environmental conditions during the life cycle of the plant. Middleton has different software and hardware components for scanning small to large whole plants. Special designs are available for scanning plants from side-to-side or looking down on the top of the leaves.

Under real outdoor growing conditions in test plots the different plants are studied over the whole growing season using VNIR, NIR and other cameras. The hyperspectral measurements can be performed with cameras moved above the crop with a fixed structure or mounted to a vehicle or mounted to a tower. Middleton's InSight-Field™ system has unique approaches and equipment for monitoring crops from a tower perspective over a long time and analyze the whole dataset as a function of environmental parameters or comparing different plots.

KemoQuant™ is a unique chemometric package utilizing fast algorithms developed at Sandia National Laboratories. Based on a licensing arrangement Middleton is able to utilize this package at all levels for laboratory, greenhouse and field measurement analysis.

Laboratory Applications - Including Hyperspectral Fluorescence Imaging

Laboratory Applications - Including Hyperspectral Fluorescence Imaging

Many plant biology experiments in the laboratory rely on various imaging technologies to track growth of small or emerging plants or to study plant materials in a highly controlled environment.  Middleton Spectral Vision brings the powerful capabilities of fluorescence imaging and hyperspectral imaging to the research lab to help scientists discover new insights into plant processes.

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Hyperspectral Imaging of Whole Plants

Hyperspectral Imaging of Whole Plants

Utilize hyperspectral imaging to monitor plant science experiments in the greenhouse.

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Hyperspectral Imaging Applied to Phenotyping of Crops in the Field

Hyperspectral Imaging Applied to Phenotyping of Crops in the Field

Hyperspectral imaging systems can be deployed in the field for detailed monitoring of experimental crops throughout the growing season.

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