Together with our R&D partner, the Center for Desert Agriculture at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia, we have started the development of a tailored multispectral sensor for Salicornia seeds. Salicornia, also known as sea asparagus, is found in various marine habitats around the world and can be grown under salinity irrigation conditions. It can provide a valuable alternative for human and animal nutrition. Phenotyping for breeding and agriculture starts, as always, with the digitisation of essential traits and thus with a suitable sensor. We conducted a large-scale systematic assessment of relevant traits of Salicornia seeds as an important step in the development of an application-specific handheld sensor based on the COMPOLYTICS® ScanCorder platform.
Learn more about the scientific and industrial background here.