Interdrought 2020 | Mexico City, Mexico

2019-09-05T10:35:12+10:309 March 2020|

  Droughts affect crop production across the world. A central challenge for researchers and policymakers is to devise technologies that lend greater resilience to agricultural production under this particular environmental [...]

Phenome 2020 | Tuscon, United States

2019-07-18T15:12:28+10:3024 February 2020|

Save the date! The 4th annual Phenome conference (Phenome2020) will be held February 24-27, 2020 in Tucson, Arizona, USA at the Tucson Convention Center. FOCUS: Phenome 2020 will focus on [...]

I spy: Enhanced camera network to track environmental change

2019-10-03T12:01:57+10:303 October 2019|

The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility is partnering with fellow NCRIS-enabled infrastructure TERN to significantly upgrade TERN's nation-wide network of time-lapse cameras that monitor the timing of vegetation development, including flowering, [...]

Wheat is one step closer to photosynthesis-based yield gains

2019-09-26T11:42:46+10:3026 September 2019|

Exciting research is carried out every day by users of the APPF’s technology and facilities. Here we share another inspirational story…. Professor John Evans of the Australian National University. [...]

A tool to overcome the challenges of green plant segmentation in hyperspectral images

2019-09-11T12:16:15+10:3011 September 2019|

Dr Huajian Liu, from the APPF’s Adelaide node, has developed a one-class support vector machine classifier combined with a pre-processing method named ‘hyper-hue’ to segment green plant pixels in hyperspectral [...]

How phenomics can help accelerate the discovery of drought and heat tolerant traits in Australian Canola

2019-08-20T15:55:37+10:3020 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+10:3019 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 [...]

Could you be our next Technology and Development Leader in plant phenomics? Apply now!

2019-07-16T15:59:28+10:3016 July 2019|

The Plant Accelerator® has new state-of-the-art equipment arriving soon to enable innovative plant phenomics studies in controlled environments and the field. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join [...]

Variable water cycles have a greater impact on wheat growth and soil nitrogen response than constant watering

2019-05-27T11:48:42+10:3027 May 2019|

  A study featuring research by Adelaide-Nottingham PhD student Olivia Cousins, has found cycling water availability from wet to dry reduced plant growth in wheat more than maintaining a constant [...]

‘Taking 5’ with past Postgraduate Internship Award (PIA) recipient – Yoav Yichie

2019-04-10T15:05:04+10:3010 April 2019|

Can you share with us in the simplest terms what your research is about? The aim of my research is to explore some of the great genetic diversity of the [...]

Make your friends green with envy, apply for an APPF postgrad internship grant!

2019-03-26T08:53:14+10:3025 March 2019|

The next round of Postgraduate Internship Awards at the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) are open Applications close – 18 April 2019  (special extension from 31 March) This is an [...]

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

2019-02-25T16:33:30+10:3025 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 [...]

Phenome 2019 | Arizona, USA

2018-10-22T15:20:50+10:306 February 2019|

  The 3rd annual  Phenome 2019 conference represents a multidisciplinary community comprising plant biologists, ecologists, engineers, agronomists, computational scientists, and  representatives from U.S. federal agencies who come together in a rich [...]

Novel salt-tolerant genetic loci detected in glasshouse show increased wheat grain yield in the Australian environment

2018-10-25T16:34:40+10:3025 October 2018|

A team of scientists, including the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility's Dr Bettina Berger, have identified a number of novel beneficial genetic loci (so-called quantitative trait loci or QTL) that associated [...]

Job opportunity: Executive Director, Australian Plant Phenomics Facility

2018-09-20T10:57:43+10:3020 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 [...]