Value Range: 0 – ∞
Unit: cm²/cm²

Calculated as: (Total Leaf Area)/( Sector Size)

The leaf area index compares the total leaf area over the sector size to express how many layers of leaves there are in a defined area. As a single scanning PlantEye can’t detect any overlapping leaves this parameter has only limited application as it can’t take into account multiple leaf areas on top of each other. However, with a DualScan multiple levels of leaves can be detected within the canopy and, therefore, the leaf area index can be calculated.