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 [...]

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. [...]

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