I am in the process of setting of a whole plant physiology lab and
could really use some input on equipment selection. I have had
some experience with certain types of equipment but would
appreciate comments and opinions on vendors and specific models.
Please reply to me directly (r) through email and THANKS, in
Here's what I am looking for:
Pressure Bomb - I have used the Model 3005 from Soilmoisture
Equipment. It is adequate and relatively
inexpensive. What else is available.
CO2 Analyzer - My experience is with an old ADC Machine,
Model LCA-2 with a data logger. This is a
very expensive piece of equipment and I would
like to know what my options are.
Control Equipment I have used Campbell Scientific as the basis
for all of my field control equipment.
Although the equipment is dependable, I find
the limited instruction set and control
outputs on the CR10 and the 21X to be a
negative. Does anyone have experience with
Image Analyzer - My research has been directed toward the
analysis of root area and length using the
Dias II by Decagon Devices Inc. Is there
other equipment which has more flexibility and
perhaps finer resolution?
By the way, I will gladly supply the details on any of the
equipment mentioned above to anyone interested. All replies are
Rico Gonzalez (rgonzale at magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu)