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Plant Stress Measurement



Chlorophyll Content Meter - works on small & difficult samples & provides a larger reliable measuring range than other instruments

The CCM-300 uses a proven fluorescence ratio technique for chlorophyll content measurement at an affordable price. Readout is directly in chlorophyll content mg/m2, and measurement ratio.


  • Reliable results on very small leaves, stems, petioles, and immature plants
  • Chlorophyll content can now be measured from germination through maturity on most plants
  • High degree of correlation with chemical tests, even at higher chlorophyll content levels.
  • Larger measuring range - reliable measurement from 41 mg/m2 to 675 mg/m2
  • Great for nitrogen management applications because it does a better job with well fertilized plants, used as a reference, in management applications.
  • Allows onboard averaging of up to 30 measurements for nitrogen management applications
  • USB port - data files open directly into Excel ®
  • 2 Gigbytes of memory

Allows measurement of

  • Conifer needles
  • Immature wheat
  • Immature rice
  • Turf grass
  • Aradibopsis
  • Algae on rocks
  • Lichens
  • Seeds
  • Fruit & vegetables
  • Stems and petioles
  • Small leaf grains
  • Moss
  • CCM-300  Chlorophyll Content Meter is designed to measure difficult samples. It can be used on conifers, turf grasses, moss, lichen, immature wheat, immature Arabidosis, stems, and petioles, as well as easier samples, like corn and broadleaf plants. The instrument was designed around research done by Gittelson, Bushman, & Lichtenthaler in 1999. The research shows that this method offers a larger reliable measuring range than absorption. style meters, provides a ratio that correlates with chemical tests & provides direct readout of chlorophyll content in mg/m2, that is reliable for many plant species. Adjustments to the direct chlorophyll content readout equation are possible for other species.

  • Measured Parameters:

    CFR or Chlorophyll Fluorescence Ratio - fluorescence emission ratio of intensity at 735 nm / 700 nm, or readout or relative chlorophyll content in mg/m2.

    Measurement Area:

    3 mm diameter circle, external diameter of 4 mm. However, the instrument will reliably measure samples that are much smaller than 3 mm.


    Ratio 0.01 or 1 mg/m2.


    Dependent on signal strength. For samples with low signal strength, averaging of multiple measurements is recommended. For samples with good signal strength, ratio values of +- 0.03 or better, are common.


    <+/- 2%.


    460 nm blue LED with half bandwidth of 15 nm.


    Two solid state, high sensitivity detectors. Band limiting filter sets provided. Dual wavelength detection at the same time. 700 nn to 710 nm, and 730 nm to 740 nm.


    Modulated light digitally controlled to minimize background detection. Temperature compensation included for light source and detector.

    Storage Capacity:

    2 Gigabytes of non-volatile flash memory.


    Single point measurement.

    Measurement averaging for 2-30 samples.

    Averaging with 2 sigma outlier removal.

    Median determination.

    Sample interface:

    Fiber-optic probe 4mm in diameter.

    User Interface:

    240 x 320 pixel color touch screen.


    USB 1.1.

    Temperature Range:


    Power Source:

    2 rechargeable AA batteries.

    Auto Off Interval:

    Programmable from 0 to 20 minutes (after no key press or download).


    12 cm x 9 cm x 3 cm.


    0.6 lbs (275 g).

    Measuring time:

    5 seconds.

    Components included:

    Fluorometer, fiberoptic, sample holder, battery charger, 4 AA NiMH rechargeable batteries, USB cable, transport case, and manual.

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Opti-Sciences, Inc.     8 Winn Avenue      Hudson NH 03051       USA      (603)883-4400

Opti-Sciences, Inc.

8 Winn Ave

Hudson, NH 03051, USA

Phone: (603) 883-4400

Fax: (603) 883-4410