Workshop in Field-based High Throughput Phenotyping

March 16-19, 2015

Maricopa Agriculture Center, MARICOPA, AZ




Field-based high throughput phenotyping (FB-HTP) is key to achieving progress in crop improvement, especially for quantitative traits related to abiotic stress tolerance.

Through an NSF-funded project, a four-day hands-on training workshop is being offered to provide opportunities for participants to acquire a foundation in principles of FB-HTP.


Workshop TOPICS:

- Overview and rationale for field-based high-throughput phenotyping
- Principles and operation of reflectance, SONAR, infrared sensors, and precision GPS
- Developments in proximal sensing including LIDAR, fluorescence and hyperspectral imaging
- Approaches for data logging with different sensor and vehicle configurations
- Data management from acquisition to post-processing and analysis
- Image acquisition and analysis for phenotypic applications



Registration deadline: January 15th, 2015.  Registration is limited to 35. There is no registration fee and meals are provided during the workshop.  Participants are expected cover their own travel and lodging. 


Need-based partial stipend support is available to U.S.-based students in graduate programs.  Application available during registration.