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Annual ~ Perennial by Steve Renich

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Taken by
Steve Renich Steve Renich
Explore score
0.24 Gigapixels
Date added
Apr 28, 2009
Date taken
Apr 23, 2009

GigaPan; Canon SD850 4x optica...


Wheat planted in September of '08 is seen beside perennial wheatgrass. These plants were taken from our root tube array in April '09. Both are coming out of winter dormancy and starting their spring growth. We will see further comparisons as we follow plant development through the lifespan of the annual wheat as it matures for harvest in July. We expect the roots of the wheat to develop to 2 to 3 feet in length (The 'easel' for this photo is 4 feet x 16 feet). The annual wheat develops over about a 10 month season from a seed in bare ground to a plant with a root system maybe 3 feet deep. The wheatgrass has a root system reaching to nearly 10 feet deep and protects the soil year round. Wheatgrass, a close relative of annual wheat, is a perennial grass producing a grain able to be milled and utilized for food production. It has potential as a food source for humans; crop production will require further development by crossing and selection of strains for desirable characteristics. Also, by crossing with annual wheat, strains are being selected with traits for both food production and perenniality.

This image will later be converted to a .tiff file, cropped to the 'easel' 4 'x 16' size and re-uploaded in that format, see share.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=22376
Root Tube Array: www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=7174
Root Photo Setup: www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=8037
To see these in the field: www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=6676
To learn more of our work at The Land Institute: www.landinstitute.org Will open in a new tab or window/

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.4090 (Windows)
Panorama size: 237 megapixels (26631 x 8920 pixels)
Input images: 78 (13 columns by 6 rows)
Field of view: 119.1 degrees wide by 39.9 degrees high (top=22.0, bottom=-17.9)
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Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Image size: 3264x2448 (8.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-04-23 07:36:38 - 2009-04-23 07:43:49
Aperture: f/5.5
Exposure time: 0.04
ISO: 400
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 140.4 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 40.1 to 43.6 percent
Vertical overlap: 44.8 to 48.1 percent
Computer stats: 3062.36 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 1:17:02 (0:59 per picture)
Alignment: 11:49, Projection: 5:35, Blending: 59:37

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