The study of crop plants and their models is just one area where hyperspectral sensors are playing a key role. The spectral reflectance signature of living organisms provides scientists with information that closely reflects their physiological status. Variables such as Chlorophyll and water content can be used to define disease conditions and stress levels so that farmers and agriculturalists can make better, more informed decisions about what to plant and where. In the area of phenomics, hyperspectral sensors from Headwall are helping researchers better understand plants so they can develop better models for breeding programs. Better seedlings mean better crops, which can positively impact agriculture worldwide.
The following Headwall hyperspectral imagers can be used in the field of plant genomics and phenotyping.