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High-Throughput Field-Phenotyping Tools for Plant Breeding and Precision Agriculture

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Department of Plant Breeding, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), SE-230 53 Alnarp, Sweden
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Department of Biology, Lund University, SE-223 62 Lund, Sweden
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IBM Global Business Services Sweden, SE-164 92 Stockholm, Sweden
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Department of Plant Protection Biology, SLU, SE-230 53 Alnarp, Sweden
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Agronomy 2019, 9(5), 258; https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy9050258
Received: 14 April 2019 / Revised: 7 May 2019 / Accepted: 16 May 2019 / Published: 22 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Crop Breeding and Genetics)
High-throughput field phenotyping has garnered major attention in recent years leading to the development of several new protocols for recording various plant traits of interest. Phenotyping of plants for breeding and for precision agriculture have different requirements due to different sizes of the plots and fields, differing purposes and the urgency of the action required after phenotyping. While in plant breeding phenotyping is done on several thousand small plots mainly to evaluate them for various traits, in plant cultivation, phenotyping is done in large fields to detect the occurrence of plant stresses and weeds at an early stage. The aim of this review is to highlight how various high-throughput phenotyping methods are used for plant breeding and farming and the key differences in the applications of such methods. Thus, various techniques for plant phenotyping are presented together with applications of these techniques for breeding and cultivation. Several examples from the literature using these techniques are summarized and the key technical aspects are highlighted. View Full-Text
Keywords: field phenotyping; precision breeding; precision agriculture; decision support systems field phenotyping; precision breeding; precision agriculture; decision support systems
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Chawade, A.; van Ham, J.; Blomquist, H.; Bagge, O.; Alexandersson, E.; Ortiz, R. High-Throughput Field-Phenotyping Tools for Plant Breeding and Precision Agriculture. Agronomy 2019, 9, 258.

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