Banana and strawberry plants on WIWAM Conveyor

During summer, the partners of the Phenovision consortium had the possibility to run some test experiments on the WIWAM Conveyor phenotyping platform at VIB. The research group of Prof. Sebastien Carpentier of the KU Leuven performed an initial test to explore the drought tolerance of the various banana (Musa) genotypes at different developmental stages. Furthermore, the group of Prof. Ann Cuypers of the University of Hasselt studied the effect of drought stress on the growth of strawberry (Fragaria) during fruit development and maturation. RGB, thermal infrared, and hyperspectral (VNIR and SWIR) images were acquired during both experiments.