Digital phenotyping is a rapidly evolving field. At the Seeds Meet Technology (SMT) phenoLytics presented novel technology for seed and germination analysis using 3D x-ray imagery. This technology gives unprecedented insight into seed quality and germination dynamics. Combining both these analyses opens up opportunities in seed selection and (breeding) research. A great step towards the future!

Another hotbed for plant phenotyping was the International Plant Phenotyping Symposium (IPPS). Lessons? Digital phenotyping is essential in university research and will also become the norm in commercial research by breeders and other companies. To really add value it is crucial to integrate phenotyping technology with the current workflow, experiment & trial design and existing databases. Do you want to get started on digital phenotyping? Let’s start