Plant Phenomics

The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) is a distributed network of national research infrastructure platforms offering open access to state-of-the-art plant phenomics technologies, tools and expertise not available at this scale or breadth in the public sector anywhere else in the world.

Access to our infrastructure is available to academic and commercial plant scientists, from Australia and around the world, to address complex problems in plant and agricultural sciences.

Subscribe to our blog
Take our 4 minute Customer Survey

The technology and expertise to support your plant science research

Undertake your research using our state-of-the-art facilities

Each of the three APPF nodes has unique, specialised facilities that interlink to provide a complementary, seamless service to users. The APPF also provides opportunities for more distantly placed researchers to utilise our facilities, either in person or remotely, through engagement of APPF staff, while mobile equipment is available for field deployment anywhere in Australia.

University of Adelaide – The Plant Accelerator
CSIRO – High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre
Australian National University – Plant Phenomics Group

Controlled environment

State-of-the-art high-throughput and deep phenotyping technology in controlled environments, from large-scale Smarthouses to a variety of fully controlled growth rooms.

Learn more

In the field

A suite of tools available for deployment anywhere in Australia to support high-throughput and deep phenotyping in the field, including FieldExplorer, Phenomobile® Lite, UAVs and large scale crop phenotyping and analysis.

Learn more

Data management

Our multi-disciplinary team offers the full scope of data management, from statistically designed layouts  through to visualisation tools on completion – all to maximise your results.

Learn more

Expertise, tools and resources

Our multidisciplinary team offers expertise across plant physiology, horticulture, bioinformatics, biostatistics, software and mechatronic engineering, optical physics, remote sensing and data. We provide end-to-end advice and connect you with experts, tools, research publications and more.

Learn more

Research support

Located overseas or unable to travel to our facilities? We can help. Our expert team can assist with quarantine applications for seeds, right through to planting, harvesting, collecting and analysing the data.

Contact us

Unsure? Contact us.

Our team of specialists can provide guidance on the best phenotyping technology for your research.

Contact us

The APPF is supported by