Image-based phenomics examines pasture mixtures – in one pot

2020-10-20T16:27:47+10:3020 October 2020|

An in-depth study of how mixed pastures respond to nutrient limitation was undertaken by Dr Kirsten Ball using the APPF’s high throughput, image-based phenotyping (HTP) facility at The Plant Accelerator [...]

Exciting new technology for CT scanning of wheat grains for stress tolerance to arrive at APPF in late 2020

2020-02-26T18:04:23+10:3026 February 2020|

Scientists have developed a computed tomography (CT) scanning method for screening large samples of wheat for drought and heat tolerance. They believe the new system will allow more accurate and [...]

Pilot Project Invitation – FieldExplorer Field Phenotyping Platform

2020-02-26T18:04:05+10:3024 February 2020|

An Invitation to Australian Plant Scientists The APPF invites expressions of interest from plant scientists wishing to undertake pilot projects using the new field phenotyping system during the 2020 growing [...]

Cameras can see beyond a plant’s surface for trait ID

2019-10-15T14:19:04+10:3015 October 2019|

Brooke Bruning at the hyperspectral plant imaging station located at the end of a conveyer belt that moves potted wheat plants through The Plant Accelerator®, Australian Plant Phenomics Facility. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Pilot projects wanted for first-of-its-kind combined drought/heat phenotyping platform

2018-08-23T15:37:15+09:3023 August 2018|

  A call for pilot projects using a first-of-its-kind research capability at the APPF to accelerate combined stress research discovery Capability offers unprecedented ability to apply drought and heat stress [...]

Growing rice faster – uncovering the triggers behind early canopy closure

2017-10-26T14:06:54+10:304 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 [...]

New APPF website – have your say!

2018-05-04T15:41:50+09:303 April 2017|

When it comes to plant science, we know our stuff, but we want to make sure we are sharing it the best way possible. The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility is [...]

Last chance to secure an internship – apps close tomorrow!

2018-05-04T15:43:45+09:3030 March 2017|

This is your chance to investigate your plant science questions with the support of the highly skilled Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) team and the incredible technology and infrastructure we [...]

A better way to tackle environmental variation in your greenhouse research

2018-05-04T15:53:23+09:307 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 [...]

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