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 [...]

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

2018-09-13T11:15:02+10:3013 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 ring (16 station) Variable speed [...]

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

2018-08-30T17:24:35+10:3030 August 2018|

High-throughput 'Setraia virids' mutant populations at IRRI - (Image source: C4 Rice Centre IRRI)   Setaria viridis successfully screened for mutants with altered CO2 compensation points using high-throughput [...]

Biotype of Australia’s Russian wheat aphid populations now known

2017-11-24T10:59:51+10:3024 November 2017|

Australian scientists have confirmed that the Russian Wheat Aphid (RWA) now established throughout parts of the nation’s south-eastern cropping regions is a single biotype. This new knowledge, achieved through research [...]

Breeders and researchers unite to accelerate variety advances

2017-12-07T11:55:17+10:302 November 2017|

Wheat variety development has been given an important boost through a new research hub that pairs three universities with three breeding companies to advance and potentially speed-up new trait discoveries. [...]

International consortia tackle the global challenge to increase wheat yields at the APPF

2018-05-02T13:39:10+10:3016 August 2017|

Two international consortia of scientists from the United States, Great Britain, Mexico and Australia are currently carrying out research projects of global importance at the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility’s (APPF) [...]

Supporting the agricultural industry through R&D to deliver successful new products to market

2018-05-02T14:03:09+10:3026 May 2017|

Developing and bringing new agricultural products to market can be costly and time consuming for industry. Nufarm Limited recently sought the technology and expertise of the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility [...]

Solving the challenges of computer vision for plant phenotyping

2018-05-02T14:07:34+10:3026 May 2017|

Plants in Spectral Pheno Climatron at the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility's Canberra ANU node A 'Computer Vision Problems in Plant Phenotyping' (CVPPP) workshop will be held in conjunction [...]

Turbo charging crops to feed the billions: An interview with Prof Bob Furbank

2017-12-13T10:44:56+10:3025 May 2017|

The former Director of the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility's Canberra node at CSIRO, Professor Bob Furbank, has given an excellent interview on ABC Radio, discussing plant research and the global [...]