The CSIRO node of the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) is inviting expressions of interest from plant scientists to undertake pilot projects for their phenoMobile® field phenotyping buggy and for Cropatron their controlled environment glasshouse facility and gantry crane phenotyping system.


The phenoMobile is a rugged, mobile, and easy to use field phenotyping buggy that is electronically adjustable for crops with variable heights (up to 2.5 m) and plot widths (1.2-2.2m). It can carry a flexible range of imaging and sensing equipment (up to 50 kg) for efficient non-destructive monitoring and characterisation of plant canopies. The phenoMobile® is self-propelled and requires an operator to steer the machine. For further information for plant scientists interested in undertaking pilot projects using this emerging technology for field phenotyping please see the EOI and the phenoMobile® fact sheet.


Also invited are expressions of interest utilising improved developments within the CSIRO Node’s plant phenotyping facility in Canberra.

Interest is invited for pilot projects for a controlled environment glasshouse facility and gantry crane phenotyping system at the node.

Three separate 60 square metre glasshouses with certification for transgenic research are available, each with ambient temperature control (up to 40 oC) and one separate 47 square metre Quarantine approved glasshouse.

For more information see the EOI or read more here.