Growing rice faster – uncovering the triggers behind early canopy closure

2017-10-26T14:06:54+00:00 4 July 2017|

By combining high-resolution image-based phenotyping with functional mapping and genome prediction, a new study has provided insights into the complex genetic architecture and molecular mechanisms underlying early shoot growth dynamics [...]

An exciting offer of help for significant plant science research projects

2017-12-13T11:01:42+00:00 10 May 2017|

Do you have an exceptional plant science research project destined to deliver high impact outcomes for Australian agriculture? Do you need access to plant phenotyping capabilities? The Phenomics Infrastructure for [...]

A better way to tackle environmental variation in your greenhouse research

2017-12-13T13:10:37+00:00 7 March 2017|

Statistics prove the smart way to deal with variation in your controlled environment greenhouse. Plant phenomics allows the measurement of plant growth with unprecedented precision. As a result, the question [...]

Major investment in plant root phenotyping to answer key questions

2017-12-13T13:54:50+00:00 25 January 2017|

It all starts in the roots Australian agriculture operates in a largely harsh, resource limited (nutrients, water) environment so the role of plant roots is even more vital to crop [...]

Adelaide to host 5th International Plant Phenotyping Symposium

2017-12-13T15:39:37+00:00 5 January 2017|

The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility is thrilled to announce the city of Adelaide, South Australia will host the 5th International Plant Phenotyping Symposium in October 2018! The International Plant Phenotyping [...]

Hello, ni hau, hola, guten tag, marhaba, bonjour… knowledge sharing the key to plant science success

2017-12-13T15:50:29+00:00 5 January 2017|

The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) is a national facility, available to all plant scientists, offering access to infrastructure that is not available at this scale or breadth in the [...]

What the experts are saying about plant phenotyping and food security

2017-12-13T15:56:58+00:00 5 January 2017|

'It takes a village to raise a child' states the age-old saying, but now it will take a village to feed the child as well - if we're smart. “Agriculture’s [...]

Drip-fed success

2017-12-07T12:00:19+00:00 21 December 2016|

The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) is pleased to announce the new DroughtSpotter precision irrigation platform has been fully tested and commissioned, and is now ready to support your plant [...]

Life is better with a “fun-gi”

2017-12-07T12:00:49+00:00 16 November 2016|

Fungi colonise the roots of all cereal crops in a mutually beneficial association where the plant benefits from greater stress tolerance through improved water and mineral intake in exchange for [...]