I spy: Enhanced camera network to track environmental change

2019-10-03T12:01:57+10:303 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+10:3026 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+10:3026 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 [...]

A tool to overcome the challenges of green plant segmentation in hyperspectral images

2019-09-11T12:16:15+10:3011 September 2019|

Dr Huajian Liu, from the APPF’s Adelaide node, has developed a one-class support vector machine classifier combined with a pre-processing method named ‘hyper-hue’ to segment green plant pixels in hyperspectral [...]

How phenomics can help accelerate the discovery of drought and heat tolerant traits in Australian Canola

2019-08-20T15:55:37+10:3020 August 2019|

  Canola (Oilseed Brassica napus) is ranked second amongst the major oilseeds behind soy, which dominates global production. It is an important crop in most grain growing regions of Australia, [...]

Could you be our next Technology and Development Leader in plant phenomics? Apply now!

2019-07-16T15:59:28+10:3016 July 2019|

The Plant Accelerator® has new state-of-the-art equipment arriving soon to enable innovative plant phenomics studies in controlled environments and the field. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join [...]

Variable water cycles have a greater impact on wheat growth and soil nitrogen response than constant watering

2019-05-27T11:48:42+10:3027 May 2019|

  A study featuring research by Adelaide-Nottingham PhD student Olivia Cousins, has found cycling water availability from wet to dry reduced plant growth in wheat more than maintaining a constant [...]

Wild barley reveals drought tolerant traits that could improve elite cultivars

2019-04-30T16:33:24+10:3030 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+10:3010 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 [...]

Could you be our next Business Manager? Applications for this Adelaide-based role are now open.

2019-04-09T14:27:47+10:309 April 2019|

We are seeking a highly organised and outcome focused Business Manager to join our dynamic and multi-disciplinary team of experts at the APPF's Adelaide node, The Plant Accelerator®, located at [...]

Make your friends green with envy, apply for an APPF postgrad internship grant!

2019-03-26T08:53:14+10:3025 March 2019|

The next round of Postgraduate Internship Awards at the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) are open Applications close – 18 April 2019  (special extension from 31 March) This is an [...]

Plant phenotyping with Uncle Sam – Brooke Bruning’s trip to the USA

2019-02-25T16:33:30+10:3025 February 2019|

APPF and University of Adelaide PhD student, Brooke Bruning, shares experiences from her recent trip to Phenome 2019 and Purdue University, USA. Phenome Conference 2019  |  6 - 9 February [...]

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 [...]