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Mobile Field Phenotyping for Agronomy and Breeding

Project Leader
Rischbeck Pablo, Project Leader
Duration:
01.08.2021-31.07.2024
Programme:
F&E-Infrastrukturf├Ârderung
Type of Research
Applied Research
Staff
B├╝rstmayr Hermann, Sub Projectleader
Kaul Hans-Peter, Sub Projectleader
Forneck Astrid, Sub Projectleader
Vollmann Johann, Project Staff
Griesser Michaela, Project Staff
Bodner Gernot, Project Staff
Leisch Friedrich, Project Staff
Gierus Martin, Project Staff
Himmelbauer Heinz, Project Staff
Michel Sebastian, Project Staff
Mehofer Maximilian, Project Staff
BOKU Research Units
Institute for Biotechnology in Plant Production
Institute of Agronomy
Institute of Animal Nutrition, Livestock Products, and Nutrition Physiology (TTE)
Institute of Computational Biology
Institute of Plant Breeding
Institute of Statistics
Institute of Viticulture and Pomology
Funded by
Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Sensengasse 1, 1090 Wien, Austria
Abstract
The MoFAB project is submitted within the framework of the R&D infrastructure funding - 3rd call of the FFG: At the University and Research Center Tulln, a Phenomobile (field vehicle for the recording of plant characteristics) is procured, equipped with a customized 3D fusion sensor consisting of laser scanner with spectral, respectively thermal camera, and prepared for field measurements. The fusion sensor will be calibrated and validated using a grapevine pot experiment on networked field scales, handheld sensors, and destructive measurements, and used in drought stress experiments under a mobile greenhouse and in field trials. The fusion data will be used, with algorithms, to develop data pipelines for new crop traits. A combine with integrated phenotyping equipment (weighing system, NIRS) will be procured, and used to reference traits determined with the Phenomobile. A particular focus is the development of absolute and comparable measurements of leaf nitrogen content and stomatal conductance, useful traits for developing feedback loops for digitizing agricultural nitrogen and water management and selection in breeding.
Keywords
Cultivation of land; Grain cultivation ; Agricultural engineering; Plant cultivation; Plant nutrition; Plant protection; Plant breeding; Viticulture; Agroecology;
models; phenotyping; sensors;
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