Indian Council of Agricultural Research
(Agricultural Knowledge Management Information System)

ICAR-National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management, Malegaon, Baramati-413115, Pune, Maharashtra (
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Instrument Details
Instrument/Facility Name: Phenomics facility
Make                                   : LemnaTech
Model                                  : Customised
Specification   :

Click to View• Green house with automated temperature control system operated by SCADA with two plant growth chambers and one imaging chamber; total cover area is 432m2 • Scananalyser with conveyor belt system; moves the plant grown in pots between growth chambers and imaging chambers with IR, Vis and NIR cameras. • Automated control of growth environment including soil moisture at desired level to impose water stress which can be monitored with greater precision • Acquisition, processing and analysis of infrared, visible and NIR images • Automation minimizes labour requirement for repeated characterization of • huge set of germplasm • Images from visible range reveals changes in morphology and developmental stages • Images from infra-red range reveals variation in plant temperature • Images from NIR customised to reveal the tissue water content • Software and hardware to operate the system, analyse image and store the data

  Working Principles
Click to ViewThe Greenhouse Scanalyzer Plant-to-Sensor platform continuously monitors of plants under controlled conditions without human intervention. Plants are transported by conveyers through a series of imaging cabinets, each cabinet hosting a different sensor, to capture multiple data points per plant per run. Conveyer systems can harbour variable numbers of plants, ranging from small versions for few plants up to large installations for several hundreds of plants. Equipped with Visible, IR and NIR Imaging, Conveyor belts and plants grown in 240 pots at a given point of time can be assessed; In each imaging cabinet, a turning system can rotate the plants to capture images horizontally from all sides, together with a camera from above. This results in comprehensive quantitative data about phenotypic traits of the plants that refer to development, physiology and environmental responses. Other system options include precise automatic watering and weighing.

  User Instructions
Phenotyping crop plants for tolerance to stresses such as drought, high temperature, salinity etc.Duration of experiments can range from 15 to 45 days; Plants grown initially in controlled or natural environment can be shifted to Plant phenomics facility at desired growth stage; Prior information about the treatment, experimental design, observations to be recorded and number of genotypes to be tested has to be informed.

  Contact Us
Contact No. 02112-254057/8
Email Id

  Phenomics facility Charges
Procedure Name
National LAB/R&D
Per samples per day
Minimum 30 days and 150 Sample, Cost are subjected to revision

Additional Rs 100/-towards postal charges if result are to be posted
The Demand Draft should be in favour of "ICAR Unit NIASM"
Letter, DD & Samples send to "ICAR-National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management, Malegaon Khurd, Baramati-413115, Pune, MH "