Few industries define human civilisation as strongly as agriculture. And, as the world’s population continues to grow, few technologies are as poised to improve the cultivation of food, fiber and fuel crops as optics.
Around the world, farmers – in their continual quest for higher crop yields, lower production costs and better-quality products – are gaining an edge from optical sensing and lighting technologies. And the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility is contributing to advances. Read the full article: Patricia Daukantas, “Optics in Agriculture,” Optics & Photonics News 28(11), 42-49 (2017).