News from the blog2018-11-08T12:41:59+00:00

The APPF in the media – on-air highlights

ABC Catalyst – “Feeding Australia – A sustainable future (part 2)”

The two-part series, Feeding Australia, was produced by the Catalyst team on ABC TV. Chef Paul West, Professor Clare Collins and Dr Noby Leong reveal how technology is set to transform food production, including talking with the APPF and Dr Trevor Garnett in part 2 here. Part 1 is also available to watch on ABC’s iView here.

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Channel 7 News – “Helping drought-stricken farmers”

As farmers across the country struggle with drought, researchers at the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) and the University of Adelaide’s Waite Institute are developing wheat varieties resilient to climate change. They are improving genetic diversity and crop yields – and they are doing it using state-of-the-art drone technology and robotics.

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News from our blog

Novel salt-tolerant genetic loci detected in glasshouse show increased wheat grain yield in the Australian environment

25 October 2018|

A team of scientists, including the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility's Dr Bettina Berger, have identified a number of novel beneficial genetic loci (so-called quantitative trait [...]

Job opportunity: Executive Director, Australian Plant Phenomics Facility

20 September 2018|

An outstanding opportunity exists for an exceptional leader and communicator with an entrepreneurial vision to lead the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) and drive the [...]

Demtec 1016 Smart Potting Machine for sale (Adelaide, SA)

13 September 2018|

The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility's Adelaide node is offering a second-hand Demtec 1016 Smart Potting Machine for sale. Specifications: Clockwise or anti-clockwise rotation version potting [...]

APPF postgrad internship grants – enough to make your friends green with envy. Apply now!

5 September 2018|

There next round of Postgraduate Internship Awards at the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) have been announced! Applications close – 30 November, 2018 This is [...]

Shared knowledge helps accelerate research results for global benefit in C4 rice project

30 August 2018|

High-throughput 'Setraia virids' mutant populations at IRRI - (Image source: C4 Rice Centre IRRI)   Setaria viridis successfully screened for mutants with altered [...]

Pilot projects wanted for first-of-its-kind combined drought/heat phenotyping platform

23 August 2018|

  A call for pilot projects using a first-of-its-kind research capability at the APPF to accelerate combined stress research discovery Capability offers unprecedented ability to [...]