Hi Fidelity Genetics Deploys Root Sensing Devices

Hi Fidelity Genetics has successfully deployed nearly a thousand of its root sensing devices.  The trial marks a major milestone in HFG's development of its RootTracker technology. Previous efforts have focused on design refinements.  This is the first effort dedicated to measuring root system architecture on a scale closer to that encountered in traditional plant breeding programs.  The experiment will run for an entire season with special emphasis paid to root development during the first six weeks of the plants' growth. HFG expects to gain insights into instrument accuracy, statistical power, heritability, and root heterosis.