How to make a surface of a leaf flat for measurement? Ask Petiole, we know how

How to make a surface of a leaf flat for measurement? Ask Petiole, we know how

Simple answers to really difficult practical questions in agriculture and ecology. Surely, with Petiole :).

If you have ever tried to measure leaf area of wheat, soybean or pear, share your experience with us! We suggest you can tell how “easy” it was to make the surface of leaves flat and not curvy. Considering our hands-on experience, it is almost impossible particularly in wheat and rice, on early stage of vegetation!

There are many lifehacks how to glue these leaves or stick them. However, after such manipulations these leaves are not acceptable for any other further measurements or research.

Hence, we found an elegant solution for this problem. It is applicable for almost any type of leaves (cereals, fruit or vegetables). It makes their surface completely flat and ready-to-measure. Do you want to try it :)?