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Field Informatics

Our crop diversity studies rely on planting, tracking, and measuring millions of plants.  Over the last 15 years, we have developed a wide range of tools to support these efforts, including many innovative barcoding systems. In addition, we are beginning to collaborate with groups on integrating remote sensing to increase the speed and resolution of measuring millions of plants.


Our group is shifting over to and collaborating with a number of groups in creating a new open source system for field informatics.

Our colleagues, Mike Gore and Jesse Poland are also leading efforts to integrate remote sensing with genetic mapping.  


And over the next year, you can come back to see our planting with a GPS guided planter, UAVs measuring our plants, and the next generation of field tools accelerate progress in understanding how crops really grow under numerous environments.

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