Ultrasonic Plant Height System for High-Throughput Plant Phenotyping


Plant height is a key trait studied in breeding and research programs. Measurements in the field are time-consuming as they require manual measurements with several replicates.  We will build a phenotyping device that will provide a significant improvement in sampling time and sample size. We will use a low-cost ultrasonic sensor to screen the field canopy and obtain an accurate biological sample of this trait. 

The Team

Ricardo H. Ramirez-Gonzalez, John Innes Centre, Crop Genetics
Bioinformatics and Software development

Marcela Mendoza-Suarez, Plant Sciences, Oxford University
Implementation and technical advisor

Carolina Ramírez-Figueroa, School of Architecture, Newcastle University
Structural design and engineering

Oscar E. Gonzalez-Navarro, Quadram Institute Bioscience, Food and Health
Crop physiologist and hardware development

Luis Hernan, School of Architecture, Newcastle University
Structural design and engineering


Project Outcomes

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Project Report

Project report and documentation on Github


Project Proposal

Original proposal and application