Genotype describes genetic information, while Phenotype describes how a lifeform grows
In-field characterization of plants, growing in the natural environment under controlled treatments, using a basic non-destructive plant height, temperature, and color, "tri-metric" core phenotyping continuous measurement approach, aboard a geo-referenced mobile platform, informs our USDA ARS ALARC Plant Group phenomics research as a field phenotyping technical method in rapid electronic proximal sensing irrigated agricultural crops, all beneath a bright Arizona sun, on the University of Arizona Maricopa Agricultural Center farm USA, and in collaboration with a talented community of interested researchers, professionals and students.
We call it FB-HTPP, Field-Based High-Throughput Phenotyping of Plants, and there is a long list of scientists and engineers who have contributed to building the program success as it stands currently.
FB-HTP Field Based High Throughput Phenotyping
Understand the Genetic x Environment factors that drive crop phenotypic expression
Identify sensing technology to non-destructively quantify plant traits in the field
Deploy positioning systems that suspend sensing arrays across field plots
Compute data pipelines to derive biological information from electronic sensing
Develop and standardize best practice methodology with phenomics community