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Could you be our next Technology and Development Leader in plant phenomics? Apply now!

16 July 2019|

The Plant Accelerator® has new state-of-the-art equipment arriving soon to enable innovative plant phenomics studies in controlled environments and the field. We are seeking a [...]

Variable water cycles have a greater impact on wheat growth and soil nitrogen response than constant watering

27 May 2019|

  A study featuring research by Adelaide-Nottingham PhD student Olivia Cousins, has found cycling water availability from wet to dry reduced plant growth in wheat [...]

Wild barley reveals drought tolerant traits that could improve elite cultivars

30 April 2019|

A team of scientists from the University of Adelaide, Australian Plant Phenomics Facility and Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg have identified beneficial alleles from wild barley [...]

The APPF in the media – on-air highlights

ABC Catalyst – “Feeding Australia”

The two-part series, Feeding Australia, was produced by the Catalyst team on ABC TV. In Part 2, 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 (start from 44:30).

Feeding Australia – Part 1 “Foods of Tomorrow”, and Part 2 “A Sustainable Future”, are available to watch on ABC’s iView.

Preview here:

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.

Watch: