Plant Biology meets Computer Vision – reimagining plant phenotyping

2021-11-17T14:14:37+10:3017 November 2021|

Last month, Canadian biopharmaceutical company Medicago R&D Inc., the APPF and the Centre for Entrepreneurial Agri-Technology (CEAT) at ANU successfully completed the first phase of a five-year research collaboration to [...]

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 [...]

Research collaboration targets plant-based vaccine development

2021-08-24T13:32:17+09:3023 September 2020|

A new research collaboration aims to develop new methods and tools to non-invasively monitor the growth and performance of plants used in the production of Virus-Like Particles (VLPs). In doing [...]

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 [...]

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