Image-based phenomics examines pasture mixtures – in one pot

2020-10-20T16:27:47+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 [...]

Role for videogame design in agriculture and regeneration

2020-08-14T13:33:07+09:3012 August 2020|

Traditional videogame design tools may well have potential for use in agriculture and landscape simulation to better plan and predict crop yields, while promoting regenerative agriculture. A collaboration between the APPF’s [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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+09:3013 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+09:3030 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+09:3016 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) [...]

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