Evaluating super high oleic acid safflower in sodic and saline soils

2021-05-18T10:35:58+09:3018 May 2021|

One of our favourite customers is back at The Plant Accelerator. Dr Rhiannon Schilling has used the APPF’s facilities on many occasions and knows how useful they are. In her [...]

Impact of above-ground vigour on root architecture in wheat

2021-01-21T11:29:57+10:3019 January 2021|

Congratulations to Pieter Hendriks, winner of the APPF's 2021 Postgraduate Internship Award (PIA). Pieter will work with the APPF's ANU Node to look at the impact of above-ground vigour in [...]

Image-based phenomics examines pasture mixtures – in one pot

2021-01-15T09:24:39+10:3020 October 2020|

An in-depth study of how mixed pastures respond to nutrient limitation was undertaken by Dr Kirsten Ball using the APPF’s high throughput, image-based phenotyping (HTP) facility at The Plant Accelerator [...]

Jungle Fever – measuring chlorophyll in the rainforests of Borneo

2020-07-27T14:48:52+09:3027 July 2020|

A chlorophyll meter courtesy of APPF found its way to Sabah in Malaysian Borneo where Hannah Carle, a PhD student at ANU, used it to measure chlorophyll content - among [...]

APPF starts work on national platform for drone data management

2020-10-06T15:21:03+10:303 June 2020|

The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) is pleased to be working alongside other research infrastructure providers and research organisations to develop the Australian Scalable Drone Cloud (ASDC), supported by the [...]

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 [...]

Cameras can see beyond a plant’s surface for trait ID

2019-10-15T14:19:04+10:3015 October 2019|

Brooke Bruning at the hyperspectral plant imaging station located at the end of a conveyer belt that moves potted wheat plants through The Plant Accelerator®, Australian Plant Phenomics Facility. [...]

I spy: Enhanced camera network to track environmental change

2019-10-03T12:01:57+09:303 October 2019|

The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility is partnering with fellow NCRIS-enabled infrastructure TERN to significantly upgrade TERN's nation-wide network of time-lapse cameras that monitor the timing of vegetation development, including flowering, [...]

Wheat is one step closer to photosynthesis-based yield gains

2019-09-26T11:42:46+09:3026 September 2019|

Exciting research is carried out every day by users of the APPF’s technology and facilities. Here we share another inspirational story…. Professor John Evans of the Australian National University. [...]

Australian wheat shows resistance to devastating disease

2019-09-26T10:50:55+09:3026 September 2019|

Exciting research is carried out every day by users of the APPF’s technology and facilities. Here we share another inspirational story…. Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have shown [...]

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 [...]

‘Taking 5’ with past Postgraduate Internship Award (PIA) recipient – Yoav Yichie

2019-04-10T15:05:04+09:3010 April 2019|

Can you share with us in the simplest terms what your research is about? The aim of my research is to explore some of the great genetic diversity of the [...]

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