Precision Agriculture Research Solutions

With the rise of precision agriculture and crop health management, the industry has seen a dramatic increase in the use of analytical instruments for agricultural research. We specialise in Hyperspectral and Multispectral Imaging, as well as portable and handheld Spectroradiometry and Spectroscopy for a range of agricultural applications.

From crop disease detection and soil research, to identifying adulteration and monitoring crop maturity, our agriculture research solutions offer an accurate, reliable method of overcoming some of the challenges faced within the precision agriculture industry. We’ve helped organisations across the UK analyse plants, identify adulterated wheat and assess the muscle and fat content in meat.

Browse Solutions for Agricultural Research below or download our Precision Agriculture Research Solution brochure to find out which product(s) is right for you. Alternatively, call us on +44(0)1954 232 776 or email info@analytik.co.uk to discuss your requirements with a specialist.

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Products

Headwall Photonics’ Hyperspectral Imaging Sensors are ideal for a wide range of agricultural research applications. From soil analysis and environmental change detection to monitoring crop health and disease, the small, light sensors are expertly designed for interchangeable use in lab, field and airborne applications.

With outstanding spatial and spectral resolution, a wide field of view and a high signal to noise ratio, Hyperspec® Hyperspectral Imaging Sensors offer optimal performance for even the most demanding applications and harsh environments.

Key Applications

  • Precision agriculture
  • Crop health/stress
  • Crop disease detection
  • Plant phenotyping
  • Speciation
  • Environmental change detection
  • Weed mapping
  • Hyperspectral vegetation indices
  • Growth rate and density
  • Leaf nitrogen and area index
Headwall, Hyperspectral

The VideometerLab 4 is a unique Multispectral Imaging System designed for fast and accurate determination of surface colour, texture, shape, size and chemical composition. The lab-based instrument provides a rapid assessment of uniform and non-homogeneous samples by combining the above information in just a few seconds, requiring no sample preparation and leaving the sample intact.

Using strobe LED technology VideometerLab 4 combines measurements at up to 20 different wavelengths into a single high-resolution multispectral image. Every pixel in the image is a spectrum and the system can include wavelengths outside the range detected by traditional RGB technology.

Key Applications

  • Cereals & Seeds – size & shape distribution, colour grading, skinning quantification, pathology detection, foreign material identification, hydration, pre-harvest sprouting & germination
  • Meat – freeze/thaw, adulteration, spoilage, muscle & fat content
  • Plants, Fruits & Vegetables – maturity & ripeness, damage & infection, moisture, freshness & texture
  • Seafood – muscle & fat, colour, size & shape distribution, parasites & impurities
  • Herbs & Spices – powder mixture quantification, colour grading & identification of adulterated samples
VideometerLab 4 | Multispectral Imaging System

A pioneer in the science of spectroscopy for over 25 years, Malvern Panalytical’s ASD brand continues to lead the field with the world’s most trusted portable UV/Vis/NIR/SWIR spectroradiometers covering the full solar reflected spectrum.

The ASD FieldSpec® 4 line of full-range spectroradiometers (350-2500nm) delivers the fastest and most accurate spectral field measurements by a commercial portable spectroradiometer. Designed to perform solar spectral reflectance, radiance and irradiance measurements, the FieldSpec 4 is available in Hi-Res, Standard and Wide-Res format, offering state-of-the-art remote sensing technology for enhanced capability. The ASD FieldSpec HandHeld 2 (325-1075nm) is a low-cost VNIR alternative for vegetation measurements in a range of environments.

Key Applications

  • Ground truthing
  • Sensor calibration
  • Forestry
  • Ecology
  • Plant physiology
  • Crops & soil research
FieldSpec 4 Portable Remote Sensing Spectroradiometer

Also from Malvern Panalytical, the ASD LabSpec® 4 is a full-range (350-2500 nm) NIR spectrometer designed to perform rapid, non-destructive materials analysis for qualitative and quantitative applications. Capable of evaluating multiple properties simultaneously, the LabSpec 4 can analyse materials in real-time with no sample prep required, allowing hundreds of samples to be processed per day.

The ASD QualitySpec® Trek handheld spectrometer delivers full-range (350-2500nm) spectral measurements through a handheld system designed around a streamlined cable-free workflow for accurate spectral results in seconds.

Key Applications

  • Grain & seed
  • Food & feed
  • Crops & soil research
  • Plant physiology
The ASD QualitySpec Trek Portable Vis-NIR Spectrometer

Solutions for Agriculture

Crop and Soil Research

Crop and Soil Research

The global population continues to rapidly increase and is expected to rise to over 9 billion people by 2050. Demand for crop production is projected to double within the same time period meaning that crop and soil research is becoming essential to ensure producers are able to meet future crop demand.

Crop and soil research regarding management and maintenance are imperative for the sustainability of agricultural businesses’ ability to capitalise on this expanding market and meet the ever-increasing demand. Factors such as water stress and disease can have drastic effects on crop production, so it is essential that these are monitored in order for control measures to be put in place.

Below are some example applications within crop and soil research that our products can provide solutions for. Click an application to find out more. Alternatively, our specialists are available to contact for further advice and assistance regarding finding the right solution for your application or needs. Contact us via info@analytik.co.uk or call +44 (0)1954 232 776 to discuss your requirements.

Crop and Soil Research Applications

Food and Drink

Food and Drink Analysis

Increasing population means food and drink products need to be produced in vast quantities to meet increasing demand, while maintaining relevant quality and safety standards. In addition, public awareness of health problems that have direct correlation with food, such as heart disease and obesity, continues to increase. With reports that over 60% of us actively check the nutrition label before purchasing food and drink products, those with poor nutritional values are often overlooked and avoided. This has resulted in an increase in producers looking to analyse properties such as fat content, freezing/thawing, spoilage and adulteration within their products to ensure safety, quality and accurate nutritional values for their consumers.

Below are some example applications within food and drink analysis that our products can provide solutions for. Click an application to find out more. Alternatively, our specialists are available to contact for further advice and assistance regarding finding the right solution for your application or needs. Contact us via info@analytik.co.uk or call +44 (0)1954 232 776 to discuss your requirements.

Food and Drink Applications

Cereal, Seed and Grain Analysis

Cereal, Seed and Grain Analysis

Seeds and grain in particular are the foundation of agriculture, meaning production and quality is a critical priority. Despite constant breakthroughs in agricultural technology, which continue to revolutionise day to day farming operations, the success of a yield is primarily determined by seed and grain quality.

Seed and grain quality plays an important role in the production of agronomic and horticultural crops and has a significant influence in yield. Characteristics such as trueness to variety, germination percentage, purity, vigour and appearance are important to growers, as well as the need to detect diseases within the seeds and grain.

Below are some example applications within cereal, seed and grain analysis that our products can provide solutions for. Click an application to find out more. Alternatively, our specialists are available to contact for further advice and assistance regarding finding the right solution for your application or needs. Contact us via info@analytik.co.uk or call +44 (0)1954 232 776 to discuss your requirements.

Cereal, Seed & Grain Analysis Applications

Crop Physiology

Plant Physiology

Plant physiology is the study of plant functions and the responses of plants/crops grown in a variety of environments. The analysis of plant and crop physiology allows further understanding of the specific characteristics that influence plant growth, as well as building correlations between plant size and yield produced.

Studying plant physiology is crucial for solving crop management problems as it allows quantitative data to be gathered about certain traits relative to individual plants, which can in turn identify their importance in maximising yield and yield quality.

Below are some example applications within plant physiology research that our products can provide solutions for. Click an application to find out more. Alternatively, our specialists are available to contact for further advice and assistance regarding finding the right solution for your application or needs. Contact us via info@analytik.co.uk or call +44 (0)1954 232 776 to discuss your requirements.

Plant Physiology Applications

Forestry

Forestry Management

Effective forestry management is crucial for industry and the environment. Forest destruction and deforestation is the second leading cause of carbon pollution, causing 20% of total greenhouse gas emissions. Lack of effective forestry management has major repercussions for the agricultural industry and has been proven to be a key contributing factor to profit margins and efficiency.

Forests have a vital role in the control of water levels in the atmosphere by regulating water cycles. With fewer trees, there is less water in the air to be returned to the soil, resulting in dryer soil and inability to grow crops. Forestry management is also of course critical for industries reliant on trees and timber, examples of the most important assets produced by woodland include “woody biomass” and “litter” from trees.

forest, forestry management

Below are some example applications within forestry management that our products can provide solutions for. Click an application to find out more. Alternatively, our specialists are available to contact for further advice and assistance regarding finding the right solution for your application or needs. Contact us via info@analytik.co.uk or call +44 (0)1954 232 776 to discuss your requirements.

Forestry Management Applications

Ecology

Ecology in agriculture

Ecology is an essential factor within an industry reliant on plant and crop performance. Ecological farming, also referred to as organic farming or biological farming, is based on the premise that crops take advantage of natural resources. These resources allow crops to fight pests and maintain or even increase soil fertility without the use of synthetic chemicals found in fertiliser, pesticides, antibiotics, or the use of genetic modification.

Key benefits of ecological farming include healthier products for consumers through the absence of synthetic additives as synthetic additives have been proven to contribute to the development of health problems such as heart failure, osteoporosis, migraines, allergies, hyperactivity and Parkinson’s disease. Due to this, the study and analysis of ecology has become significant and the market for organic crops is growing with today’s modern health-conscious society.

Below are some example applications within ecological farming that our products can provide solutions for. Click an application to find out more. Alternatively, our specialists are available to contact for further advice and assistance regarding finding the right solution for your application or needs. Contact us via info@analytik.co.uk or call +44 (0)1954 232 776 to discuss your requirements.

Ecological Farming Applications

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