News from our blog
APPF data team to lead national crop research data project
The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) will partner with the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) to lead a three-year project aimed at standardising access to [...]
Indian agricultural research shares APPF expertise
The Australian Plant Phenomics facility team is pleased to welcome visiting scientist Sudhir Kumar, Ph.D, from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) at the Indian [...]
Postgraduate Internship Award recipients announced
The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility has announced the recipients of its November 2022 Postgraduate Internship Awards. Rucha Patil from the School of BioSciences, University of [...]
APPF supports SABRE alliance
The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility is one of the foundation members of the Safeguarding Australia through Biotechnology Response and Engagement (SABRE) Alliance. SABRE was launched by [...]
Board Update: 2022 – The Year in Review
The approaching end of 2022 offers us a chance to reflect on our achievements, our people and our business. As Chair of the APPF Board, [...]
Towards more accessible data
The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility is working to meet the highest standards for research data management. Crop phenomics is about characterising plant behaviour in a [...]
The APPF in the media – on-air highlights
ABC Catalyst – “Feeding Australia”
The two-part series, Feeding Australia, was produced by the Catalyst team on ABC TV. In Part 2, Chef Paul West, Professor Clare Collins and Dr Noby Leong reveal how technology is set to transform food production, including talking with the APPF and Dr Trevor Garnett in Part 2 here (start from 44:30).
Feeding Australia – Part 1 “Foods of Tomorrow”, and Part 2 “A Sustainable Future”, are available to watch on ABC’s iView.
Channel 7 News – “Helping drought-stricken farmers”
As farmers across the country struggle with drought, researchers at the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) and the University of Adelaide’s Waite Institute are developing wheat varieties resilient to climate change. They are improving genetic diversity and crop yields – and they are doing it using state-of-the-art drone technology and robotics.
ABC News – “Opening of Boorowa Research Facility”
APPF technology used at the newly opened Boorowa Research Facility featured heavily in an ABC News announcement. See research drones and the APPF developed phenoMobile® in action, along with an interview with the APPF’s Jamie Scarrow.
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