Biotype of Australia’s Russian wheat aphid populations now known

2017-11-24T10:59:51+00:00 24 November 2017|

Australian scientists have confirmed that the Russian Wheat Aphid (RWA) now established throughout parts of the nation’s south-eastern cropping regions is a single biotype. This new knowledge, achieved through research [...]

Turbo charging crops to feed the billions: An interview with Prof Bob Furbank

2017-12-13T10:44:56+00:00 25 May 2017|

The former Director of the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility's Canberra node at CSIRO, Professor Bob Furbank, has given an excellent interview on ABC Radio, discussing plant research and the global [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Finding the Link

2017-08-07T13:54:30+00:00 21 September 2016|

The International Wheat Yield Partnership aims to make major improvements to wheat yields globally by exploring increases in biomass and photosynthesis.  Two projects underpinning this research are currently underway at ANU [...]