EMPHASIS moderating discussion on the future of field plant phenotyping

Field Workshop

Field Workshop

How will the future of field phenotyping in (pan-)Europe look like? This was THE topic of the EMPHASIS Field Phenomics workshop on the 6th of September 2018.

Scientists involved in field phenotyping, from both industry and academia, discussed this during the workshop. In total 68 people participated. The day started with a bus ride to the ILVO site, in Melle, just outside of Ghent.  We had a welcome word from the head of the ILVO plant department, Isabel Roldan-Ruiz, followed by an introduction to the EMPHASIS-PREP project by Roland Pieruschka. Onno Muller of the Jülich Research Centre(FZJ)gave a keynote speech about field phenotyping, a combination of personal ideas on the future of field phenotyping and insights on the current developments in  FZJ concerning field phenotyping. After a small break the group was provided with a field visit at the ILVO site, divided into 5 topics: ECOFE, Oilseed rape project, Rain-out shelter visit, drone demo and field data modelling. For more information about the complete agenda of the day information can be found in annex 1. After lunch we continued the workshop with breakout sessions on the future of field phenotyping in Europe. This was done in two smaller groups of about 30 people, to simplify the discussions, and used the online system ‘Mentimeter’ was used as a way of stimulating the discussions and helping to express their ideas.

Please find a report on the workshop here:


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