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 [...]

Wheat is one step closer to photosynthesis-based yield gains

2019-09-26T11:42:46+09:3026 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. [...]

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

2019-05-27T11:48:42+09:3027 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 [...]

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 [...]

Biotype of Australia’s Russian wheat aphid populations now known

2017-11-24T10:59:51+10:3024 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+10:3025 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

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 [...]

Major investment in plant root phenotyping to answer key questions

2017-12-13T13:54:50+10:3025 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 [...]

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