Core Project 3 measures the soil-root zones of crops with minimally or non-invasive sensors and robotic technology concentrating on sensing and predicting root performance in the field. New technologies such as 3D imaging methods gather information on the spatial organization of subsurface soil at the field scale. We aim to assemble the tools to collect and apply soil-root zone data to structural function crop models, yield predictions with the goal of optimizing resource inputs on farms in real time.

Research Videos

Functional Phenotyping of Plant Roots to Achieve Sustainable Crop Production

Functional Phenotyping of Plant Roots to Achieve Sustainable Crop Production

PhenoRob PhD Student Hamid Rouina provides insights into his research within Core Project 3: The Soil-Root-Zone.

Investigation of Root Traits in Reference to the Root Soil Contact by Root System Sensing

Investigation of Root Traits in Reference to the Root Soil Contact by Root System Sensing

PhenoRob PhD Student Anna Wendel talks about her research within Core Project 3: The Soil-Root-Zone.

Imaging Spatial and Temporal Soil Water Content Variations Using Borehole GPR

Imaging Spatial and Temporal Soil Water Content Variations Using Borehole GPR

PhenoRob PhD Student Lena Lärm talks about her research within Core Project 3: The Soil-Root-Zone.

Investigating Root Growth Using Spectral Electrical Impedance Tomography

Investigating Root Growth Using Spectral Electrical Impedance Tomography

PhenoRob PhD Student Valentin Michels talks about his research within Core Project 3: The Soil-Root-Zone.

Plants Control Soil Gas Exchanges Possibly Via Mucilage by A. Haupenthal et al.

Plants Control Soil Gas Exchanges Possibly Via Mucilage by A. Haupenthal et al.

PhenoRob PhD Student Adrian Haupenthal talks about his research within Core Project 3: The Soil-Root-Zone.

Soil-root Dynamics and Impacts of Potential Interventions

Soil-root Dynamics and Impacts of Potential Interventions

PhenoRob PhD Student Gina Lopez talks about her research within Core Project 3: The Soil-Root-Zone.

Pore Scale Simulation of Mucilage Drainage

Pore Scale Simulation of Mucilage Drainage

PhenoRob PhD Student Omid Jahromi talks about his research within Core Project 3: The Soil-Root-Zone.

Gabriel Schaaf, University of Bonn & Andrea Schnepf, Forschungszentrum Jülich (13.05.2022)

Gabriel Schaaf, University of Bonn & Andrea Schnepf, Forschungszentrum Jülich (13.05.2022)

27th PhenoRob Seminar Series with Gabriel Schaaf (University of Bonn) & Andrea Schnepf (Forschungszentrum Jülich) on “Crop Responses under Phosphate Deficiency: Integration of Plant Physiology in Sensing and Modelling”