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



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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Awarded by Grain Research and Development Corporation

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by the Grain Research and Development Corporation ( number GRDC 9176106 to S.L.N. S.L.N. conceived, designed and supervised the experiments; analysed the data and edited the paper.