The main objective of the R&I portion of the 6P project is to involve Nordic plant breeders - the end-users, directly in the effort to develop and advance high throughput and non-destructive field phenotyping methods that will contribute significantly to the output and efficiency of current breeding strategies, through the development of a common platform and a focus on practical implementation.
The NPPN will enhance the integration of research findings with the practical aspects by serving as a forum that will support the exchange of information and experiences among a broader audience of technology provider, plant breeders and researchers.
Research activities currently include:
- The use of UAS (unmanned aerial systems) and digital images in field phenotyping.
- The development of a user friendly IT infrastructure, systematic data handling, and common analyses protocols.