Why do we need plant phenotyping?
Plant derived products are at the center of grand challenges posed by increasing requirements for food, feed and raw materials. Integrating approaches across all scales from molecular to field applications are necessary to develop sustainable plant production with higher yield and using limited resources. While significant progress has been made in molecular and genetic approaches in recent years, the quantitative analysis of plant phenotypes - structure and function of plant - has become the major bottleneck.
Plant phenotyping is an emerging science that links genomics with plant ecophysiology and agronomy. The functional plant body (PHENOTYPE) is formed during plant growth and development from the dynamic interaction between the genetic background (GENOTYPE) and the physical world in which plants develop (ENVIRONMENT). These interactions determine plant performance and productivity measured as accumulated biomass and commercial yield and resource use efficiency.
What is EPPN2020 doing?
The EPPN2020 is a research infrastructure project funded by Horizon 2020 Programme of the EU that will provide European public and private scientific sectors with access to a wide range of state-of-the-art plant phenotyping facilities, techniques and methods, and help boost the exploitation of genetic and genomic resources available for crop improvement that represents a major scientific challenge for this coming decade. EPPN2020 specifically aims to facilitate the community progressing across the whole phenotyping pipeline, involving sensors and imaging techniques, data analysis in relation to environmental conditions, data organization and storage, data interpretation in a biological context and meta-analyses of experiments carried out on different organs at different scales of plant organization.
Specifically EPPN2020 includes:
Transnational Access to 31 key plant phenotyping installations
Joint Research Activities to develop: i) novel technologies and methods for environmental and plant measurments, ii) tools for statistical analysis and iii) a European plant phenotyping indormation systems
Networking Activities to increase integration between phenotyping facilities and users within and outside of EPPN2020
11 Jun 2023
7th International Symposium on Modelling in Horticultural Supply Chain
The International Symposium on Applications of Modelling as an Innovative Technology in the Horticultural Supply Chain will be held at the Leibniz Institut for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy in Potsdam, GermanyMore
18 Jun 2023
World Soybean Research Conference (WSRC 11)
The 11th World Soybean Research Conference (WSRC 11) as been announced to take place in Vienna, in June 2023.More
19 Jun 2023
NPPN Field Day 2023
We are happy to announce that the registration for the NPPN Field day is now open. The field day will be held on the 19th of June in Ås, Norway organized by NMBU and Graminor.
Registration deadline: May 20thMore
26 Jun 2023
Affordable Phenotyping Workshop
Participative workshop oriented toward designing homemade plantMore
phenotyping systems and training the next agtech-minded generation empowered
with a fearless DIY spirit. Two days of scientific talks, techno shows, hands-on and
tutorials on field/orchard and controlled environment phenotyping systems.
07 Jul 2023
3rd Asia-Pacific Plant Phenomics International Conference (APPPcon)
To promote the most advanced research progresses in plant phenotyping, the 3rd Asia- Pacific Plant Phenomics Conference (http://www.appp-con.com) will be held on July 7-10, 2023 in Sanya, a beautiful coastal city. We warmly welcome all scientists or representatives who are interested in plant phenotyping to participate the conference where plant phenotyping professionals can gather and exchange ideas, present their latest findings, and to network with their peers, so as to advance the field further towards a sustainable future.More
23 Oct 2023
The African Plant Breeders Association Conference 3rd Edition
The African Plant Breeders Association (APBA) Conference was initiated in 2019 to disseminate the latest knowledge and achievements in the field of agriculture, to enhance research and development (R&D) for sustainable agriculture production systems in Africa.More
06 Nov 2023
Metrology for Agriculture and Forestry 2023
Since the first edition, MetroAgriFor intends to create an active and stimulating forum where academics, researchers and industry experts in the field of measurement and data processing techniques for Agriculture, Forestry and Food can meet and share new advances and research results.More
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