The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility, jointly housed at ANU, provides state-of-the-art phenotyping tools and expertise to help academic and commercial plant scientists improve crop performance and agricultural practices in the face of climate change and food insecurity.
It offers public sector access to infrastructure that is not available at this scale or breadth anywhere else in the world, including:
- A modern greenhouse facility which includes precision environmental control and top down RGB real time imaging of plant growth to analyse genetic variation in water use efficiency in plant growth, as well as a glasshouse Balance Array (real time pot weighing system);
- Conviron plant growth cabinets enabling research projects that require accurate climate controlled environments. Including the Spectral Pheno Climatron (SPC) chambers equipped with 7 HEliospectra LEDs and 10 bands LED lights, top down nIR, DSLR RGB and time lapse imaging and simulated climate control.
- PSI TrayScan a high throughput plant analysis system incorporating, thermal, RGB and fluorescence imaging capable of processing 15 trays per hour.
For more information visit the The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility page on the Research School of Biology website.