Ground Cover Supplement : GC Supplement - Managed environment facilities
9 phenotyping to quantify the radiation intercepted by the crop canopy per unit area. vIrtual laboratory the sensordB virtual laboratory is a wireless data-collection system that enables industrial-scale amounts of crop production information to be continuously collected and sent, via mobile phone technology, to a data-analysis centre. Based on in-field crop canopy temperature and soil moisture sensors, the sensordB collects continuous information on crop canopy temperature and soil water content, The SensorDB collects continuous information on crop canopy temperature and soil water content, which is then used to assess the water use efficiency of specific breeding lines. photo:davIddeery,CSIrophoto:CSIro The wheat variety Sunstate missing awns (‘beard’) in the foreground and with awns (background) at the Managed Environment Facility in Narrabri, NSW. Awns are thought to contribute to photosynthesis during drought after leaves die from a lack of water. The aerials in each plot are transmitting soil water data every 15 minutes to monitor changes in water use of wheat breeding varieties. which is then used to assess the water use efficiency of specific breeding lines. a total of 93 canopy temperature sensors and 18 soil moisture sensors have been deployed across the three MEf sites and a weather station has been installed at each site. the data collected is available in near real time. the goal is to make the sensordB the central repository for all MEf-related data, which will be stored online and be available to all grdC MEf users. the sensordB dovetails with the aerial thermal-imaging system. the sensordB generates a daily water relations cycle for a small number of commercial check varieties used across multiple growing environments, while the aerial system provides a snapshot in time for the entire trial. □ grdc research code csp00148 more information: Dr David Deery, CSIRO Plant Industry, 02 6246 4869, email@example.com View the High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/ channel/UCFnV5PXKkiom1ReY_fIeBbg/feed FIGURE 1 Readout from the aerial thermal-imaging system. Co 40.0 37.0 34.0 31.0 28.0 25.0 Innovative phenotyping tools developed for the Managed Environment Facilities enable large amounts of crop-breeding data to be collected quickly and accurately. The thermal-imaging system uses a helicopter to collect four hectares of crop canopy temperature data within minutes, making it significantly faster and more accurate than the traditional method using handheld thermometers.
GC Supplement - Grain and Graze
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