Journal article

Automated phenotyping for early vigour of field pea seedlings in controlled environment by colour imaging technology

Giao N Nguyen, Sally L Norton, Garry M Rosewarne, Laura E James, Anthony T Slater

PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2018

Abstract

Early vigour of seedlings is a beneficial trait of field pea (Pisum sativum L.) that contributes to weed control, water use efficiency and is likely to contribute to yield under certain environments. Although breeding is considered the most effective approach to improve early vigour of field pea, the absence of a robust and high-throughput phenotyping tool to dissect this complex trait is currently a major obstacle of genetic improvement programs to address this issue. To develop this tool, separate trials on 44 genetically diverse field pea genotypes were conducted in the automated plant phenotyping platform of Plant Phenomics Victoria, Horsham and in the field, respectively. High correlati..

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Grants

Awarded by Grain Research and Development Corporation


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by the Grain Research and Development Corporation (https://grdc.com.au).Grant number GRDC 9176106 to S.L.N. S.L.N. conceived, designed and supervised the experiments; analysed the data and edited the paper.