I am an Associate Professor of soybean genetics and breeding in the Agronomy Department at Purdue University, and the CTO of Progeny Drone, Inc. The Rainey lab in collaboration with the Cherkauer lab has been collecting UAS RGB imagery of soybean yield trials and breeding populations since 2013, and since 2017 we have surveyed multiple locations with RGB and MS, completing over 400 flights. From the imagery we can quantify canopy coverage, MS vegetation indices, row length, canopy height, growth rate, canopy color with MS and RGB, and we are working on radiation use efficiency, height variability and canopy temperature with a thermal camera. My motto for plant phenotyping is: "Do Genetics Now!".
F.F. Moreira, A.A.A. Hearst, K.A. Cherkauer, and K.M. RAINEY. 2019. Improving the efficiency of soybean breeding with high-throughput canopy phenotyping. Plant Methods 15, 139. doi:10.1186/s13007-019-0519-4.
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