Busy year for the Field Explorer is based at Australian Plant Phenomics Facility’s The Plant Accelerator in Adelaide

March 16th, 2021

SeedQuest, Other, 16/03/2021
The APPF’s FieldExplorer completed imaging in 16 field trials in its first year of operation and included clients from universities, government research organisations and breeding companies. This ground-based phenotyping platform is able to measure plant traits such as biomass and stress tolerance in field trials non-destructively using a suite of on-board sensors. […] “In paddock-scale trials with the CSIRO Future Farms project, barley biomass estimates were obtained with LiDAR data with the goal to determine whether the technology will be suitable to provide farmers with the ability to make decisions on nitrogen management on the fly.”

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