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, [...]

South Australian research infrastructure receives a funding boost

2019-07-19T15:57:38+09:3019 July 2019|

The South Australian Government has announced $6.77 million of funding to support four of the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) facilities based at the University of Adelaide - including [...]

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 [...]

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

2019-02-25T16:33:30+09:3025 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 [...]

Job opportunity: Executive Director, Australian Plant Phenomics Facility

2018-09-20T10:57:43+09:3020 September 2018|

An outstanding opportunity exists for an exceptional leader and communicator with an entrepreneurial vision to lead the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) and drive the development and implementation of the [...]

Shared knowledge helps accelerate research results for global benefit in C4 rice project

2018-08-30T17:24:35+09:3030 August 2018|

High-throughput 'Setraia virids' mutant populations at IRRI - (Image source: C4 Rice Centre IRRI)   Setaria viridis successfully screened for mutants with altered CO2 compensation points using high-throughput [...]

On the path of most resistance – hunting combined stress tolerant crops

2018-08-15T09:05:51+09:3024 July 2018|

Arun Shanker and Robert Coe at the HRPPC, the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility's CSIRO hosted node An international collaboration tackling a shared challenge – the search for combined [...]

APPF to receive $2.6 million research infrastructure investment

2018-05-16T16:43:17+09:3016 May 2018|

The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) will benefit from a $2.6 million research infrastructure investment announced by Minister for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham, and Minister for Jobs and Innovation, [...]

Join us for a presentation by Dr April Agee Carroll, AeroFarms®

2018-02-22T16:00:46+09:3015 February 2018|

  The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) is pleased to be hosting Dr April Agee Carroll from AeroFarms®, one of the leading vertical agriculture companies in the US. Previously Director [...]

Small group scoops international effort to sequence huge wheat genome

2017-12-13T13:15:05+09:302 November 2017|

The wheat genome is finally complete. A giant international consortium of academics and companies has been trying to finish the challenging DNA sequence for more than a decade, but in [...]

The hunt for high salt tolerant barley crops gets closer

2018-05-02T13:26:02+09:3017 October 2017|

Soil salinity severely impacts crop growth and yield. Within minutes of exposure to salt, cell expansion, leaf expansion, photosynthesis, transpiration and tillering are reduced. When salts accumulate to toxic concentrations [...]