AC-21 Automatic Minirhizotron camera. Field deployable, fully automatic MR camera, developed and tested within the NextMR-IAA and FutureArctic EU research and innovation projects. We are happy to discuss the application potential of the automatic root imager in detail; for manual UHD root and rhizosphere imaging of many tubes consider the MS-190 root imager; see also the overview on all VSI minirhizotron cameras & accessories. Consider using soil moisture probes to determine key abiotic factors affecting root growth by depth - installed adjacent to the Minirhizotron observation tubes.
For replicated experimentation, the AC-21 system is available in competitively priced sets of
Please get in touch to learn about the price advantages of the automatic root imaging kits.
The VSI MR Editor is the application that allows to control the automatic minirhizotron (MR) device AC-21. It enables to design experiments, program and run imaging routines directly (e.g. when the camera is used for irregular imaging campaigns in the lab) or by scheduling imaging sessions (if the camera is set to remain in a certain MR tube for a longer time span - days to months). It also allows to eject the USB flash drive (which stores the MR images). Finally, the MR device can be switched off from the MR editor. Details on the VSI MR Editor app are found in the MR Editor manual (pdf) below.