Professor Peter Langridge about Plant Phenomics and LemnaTec

“How do we define and describe a plant and how do we tie the description to pathways, processes and strategies for improving plant performance?

Plant phenotyping has become a rapidly evolving science built around a broad range of technology platforms.

We work on abiotic stress tolerance in the winter cereals, wheat and barley, and have been using LemnaTec platforms for several years; most recently the high throughput screening platform in The Plant Accelerator facility in Adelaide.

Each experiment we run exposes new questions and targets for research.  The path has become complex and sometimes confusing with transitions from highly controlled pot experiments to large scale field trials.  Strong partnerships and opportunities to discuss and develop strategies have been critical.  LemnaTec has been a key partner for our research and in working with us to explore new opportunities in plant analysis.”