Automating the data farming — of farming. DNA phenotyping by robots in the field.

Automating the data farming — of farming. DNA phenotyping by robots in the field.

“One of the big advances of the last few years is that we can now determine the complete DNA blueprint of each plant. But how do we use that? What we need is to be able to describe a plant as it grows. You could do that perhaps with an army of people, but now the robot can do all of that for you. We can combine the phenotypic information about how the plant’s performing with the genetic blueprint and identify the combination of genes we need to get the best plant possible,” Long said.

HT David Fuchs​.

Originally shared by David Fuchs

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-agricultural-robot-game-changer-crop.html
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