Introduction to Plant Phenotyping Technologies
Explore the technologies used in modern plant phenotyping
Modern technologies have revolutionised plant phenotyping processes, allowing the recording of plant trait characterisation to take place over hours, rather than weeks or months.
On this four-week course, you’ll delve into some of the various technologies used in plant phenotyping, learning about data generation in different environments – both the advantages and challenges
Discover different types of phenotyping kit
Plant phenotyping data can be gathered using a variety of equipment including satellites, phenotyping platforms, and hand-held devices.
You’ll be introduced to some of these devices, look at some of the data they produce, and discuss the challenges of using phenotyping technologies in practice, both inside and out. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to consider the practicalities of each type of technology in various situations.
Investigate phenotyping data collection techniques
You’ll explore the types of data and measurements required in different contexts. You’ll discuss the impact of big data on plant phenotyping and how technologies can aid meaningful analysis.
Using this understanding, you’ll be able to think about what data should be gathered depending on the crop characteristics you want to analyse and discuss which technologies would be best suited to the task.
Examine methods used to phenotype plants in different environments
To gather meaningful data, varied methods of plant phenotyping must be used in field and controlled environments.
You’ll investigate plant phenotyping concepts and technologies in different environments, assessing the suitability and ease of data collection.
By the end of this course, you’ll have been introduced to some phenotyping equipment, concepts and data, and thought about how to use this data to inform crop production.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Demonstrate understanding of plant phenotyping concepts on several levels: from basic principles to modern state, challenges, and different robot kits for data collection.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for researchers and other professionals working in the area who are curious about plant phenotyping. It is suitable for those without previous experience with plants or plant phenotyping.
This course is also an ideal entry point for those with no phenotyping experience, who want a brief introduction to some of the fundamentals of plant phenotyping. Following on from this course you might want to check out some upcoming DataCAMPP courses on data management, analysis and robotics, which, as you will see, form an important part of the plant phenotyping process.
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