Modelling maize phenology, biomass growth and yield under contrasting temperature conditions

Crop modelling has become an effective means to assess climate change impact on crop yield and to assist in development of adaptation strategies. Previous studies found large uncertainty in simulated crop yields, especially beyond optimal temperature …

Phenotyping with light interception

Quantification and evaluation of the phenotyping parameters and light interception function of the crop canopy based on rotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platform

Optimizing soil-coring strategies to quantify root-length-density distribution in field-grown maize: virtual coring trials using 3-D root architecture models

Background and Aims Root distribution has a major influence on soil exploration and nutrient and water acquisition by plants. Soil coring is a well-known way to estimate root distribution. However, identifying an optimal core-sampling strategy is …

Do maize models capture the impacts of heat and drought stresses on yield? Using algorithm ensembles to identify successful approaches

Stresses from heat and drought are expected to increasingly suppress crop yields, but the degree to which current models can represent these effects is uncertain. Here we evaluate the algorithms that determine impacts of heat and drought stress on …

Simplification of leaf surfaces from scanned data: Effects of two algorithms on leaf morphology

New technologies, such as three-dimensional (3D) laser scanning and stereo imaging, have recently been adopted for quantifying plant structure. The datasets collected using such technologies offer realistic representations of the morphological …

Maize model

Functional-structural maize model based on the source-sink limited growth of kernel

Root Nitrogen

Quantification of nitrogen absorption mechanism of maize using three-dimensional root-soil model

A field-based high-throughput method for acquiring canopy architecture using unmanned aerial vehicle images

Plant architectural traits are important selection criteria in plant breeding that relate to photosynthetic efficiency and crop productivity. Conventional manual measures of architectural traits for large breeding trials are labour- and …