Exciting new technology for CT scanning of wheat grains for stress tolerance to arrive at APPF in late 2020

2020-02-26T18:04:23+10:3026 February 2020|

Scientists have developed a computed tomography (CT) scanning method for screening large samples of wheat for drought and heat tolerance. They believe the new system will allow more accurate and [...]

Pilot Project Invitation – FieldExplorer Field Phenotyping Platform

2020-02-26T18:04:05+10:3024 February 2020|

An Invitation to Australian Plant Scientists The APPF invites expressions of interest from plant scientists wishing to undertake pilot projects using the new field phenotyping system during the 2020 growing [...]

A tool to overcome the challenges of green plant segmentation in hyperspectral images

2019-09-11T12:16:15+09:3011 September 2019|

Dr Huajian Liu, from the APPF’s Adelaide node, has developed a one-class support vector machine classifier combined with a pre-processing method named ‘hyper-hue’ to segment green plant pixels in hyperspectral [...]

How phenomics can help accelerate the discovery of drought and heat tolerant traits in Australian Canola

2019-08-20T15:55:37+09:3020 August 2019|

  Canola (Oilseed Brassica napus) is ranked second amongst the major oilseeds behind soy, which dominates global production. It is an important crop in most grain growing regions of Australia, [...]

South Australian research infrastructure receives a funding boost

2019-07-19T15:57:38+09:3019 July 2019|

The South Australian Government has announced $6.77 million of funding to support four of the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) facilities based at the University of Adelaide - including [...]

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

2019-07-16T15:59:28+09:3016 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 highly motivated individual to join [...]

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

2019-05-27T11:48:42+09:3027 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 more than maintaining a constant [...]

Wild barley reveals drought tolerant traits that could improve elite cultivars

2019-04-30T16:33:24+09:3030 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 that can be used for [...]

Could you be our next Business Manager? Applications for this Adelaide-based role are now open.

2019-04-09T14:27:47+09:309 April 2019|

We are seeking a highly organised and outcome focused Business Manager to join our dynamic and multi-disciplinary team of experts at the APPF's Adelaide node, The Plant Accelerator®, located at [...]

Make your friends green with envy, apply for an APPF postgrad internship grant!

2019-03-26T08:53:14+10:3025 March 2019|

The next round of Postgraduate Internship Awards at the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) are open Applications close – 18 April 2019  (special extension from 31 March) This is an [...]

Boosting performance of Australia’s world-class research facilities

2019-01-16T15:50:47+10:3016 January 2019|

In an announcement today, the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) will receive an additional $1 million in funding, ensuring our world-class facility remains at the cutting edge of plant science [...]

High-throughput 3D modelling to dissect the genetic control of leaf elongation in barley

2019-01-10T10:07:47+10:309 January 2019|

Counting and measuring the length of leaves on a barley plant sounds simple enough. But try doing it on hundreds of plants on a daily basis, something you would need [...]

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