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Germinate Scan will make the process of scoring your plants faster, more robust and fun!

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Plant phenotyping on the go

You've never scored your plants this quickly and accurately!

Barcode based

Everything from plant labels to scoring sheets are based on barcodes to make scoring fast, consistent and robust!

Flexible Use

Use it on your Android phone or tablet using either the internal camera or a dedicated bluetooth scanner.

Take pictures

Images are automatically labelled with the plant barcode ID, timestamp and GPS location data.

Open Source

Germinate Scan is open source and we are constantly developing new features. You can get our code from GitHub.


Germinate Scan is developed at The James Hutton Institute by the Information & Computational Sciences Group.

Sebastian Raubach

Bioinformatics Software Developer

Paul Shaw


We would like to thank Gaynor McKenzie and Jane Yildiz for their help in testing the app and providing valuable feedback.

Why not download Germinate Scan and give it a go?

Our app is available on Android. Download now to get started!

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