Recent developments in plant phenotyping
During a workshop at Botanikertagung in Rostock, Germany on 17 September 2019, the current state of plant phenotyping in Germany and Europe was presented.
The German Plant Phenotyping network (DPPN) is a network of three partners, who have set up a cutting-edge infrastructure including controlled and field environment facilities. As a next step, DPPN aims at providing access to these facilities following the success story established within the European Plant Phenotyping Network 2020 (EPPN2020), as a EU funded project that enables access to 31 different European facilities. Additionally, EMPHASIS was introduced as a pan-European infrastructure aiming at the development of a sustainable pan-European infrastructure to provide access to the European plant science community.
The workshop was complemented by four presentations of users of plant phenotyping facilities addressing:
- The importance of high throughput phenotyping in dissecting traits relevant for nutrient uptake and accumulation in legumes by Marta Vasconcelos, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto, Portugal
- Looking at useable - sunflower root phenotyping for improving drought tolerance, by Aleksandra Dimitrijevic, Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, Novi Sad, Serbia
- Pre-breeding of spring barley for the Nordic region, by Therése Bengtsson, SLU, Alnarp, Sweden
- The challenge of phenotyping trees, by Doris Krabnbel, University Dersden, Germany