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. [...]

I spy: Enhanced camera network to track environmental change

2019-10-03T12:01:57+09:303 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+09:3026 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+09:3026 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+09:3011 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+09:3020 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+09:3016 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+09:3027 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 [...]

The APPF appoints new Executive Director, Dr Susie Robinson

2019-05-08T13:47:57+09:308 May 2019|

The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) has appointed Dr Susie Robinson as Executive Director to drive future success. Dr Robinson brings a depth of experience across research, higher education and [...]

Wild barley reveals drought tolerant traits that could improve elite cultivars

2019-04-30T16:33:24+09:3030 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+09:3010 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 [...]

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