ISense presented a poster on "Field based phenotyping of forage crops using close remote sensing tools".
Grasslands provide forage for livestock farming and are essential elements in European agriculture. To secure qualitative production over multiple seasons, farmers need excellent grass and clover varieties. Traditionally, breeders use visual scores and plot harvesters to evaluate their selections, but they are increasingly implementing technological solutions such as drone based phenotyping tools to keep pace with these high expectations. Phenotyping using image analysis under field conditions assures that the genotype (plant/plot) under evaluation develops in an agriculturally relevant environment and allow monitoring of plant traits in a non-destructive manner. The use of drones allows the objective evaluation of numerous selections in parallel. The abstract and poster can be found here.