The Wheat Phenotyping to Support Wheat Improvement and Adaptation of Wheat to Abiotic Stress Expert Working Groups of the Wheat Initiative are organizing a training course on the use of UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles)-based phenotyping in wheat research and wheat breeding.

The workshop is part of the Wheat Initiative IWC satellite meetings and workshops

 The course topics include the following:

  • Phenotyping with UAVs – a checklist

  • (Hardware, Software, Operating mode)

  • How to use UAVs to document the quality of trials vs

  • How to measure novel traits with UAVs

  • The dos and don’ts of UAV phenotyping –

  • The things that can go wrong you won’t find in publications

  • Camera and image calibration – making sure you start with good quality data

  • Plot identification – looking for a magic solution? You are not alone…

  • Image and spectral analysis – you got yourself a point cloud, now what?

  • How to extract traits from plot based data


The course will be held at the University of Saskatoon Campus between 19-20 July 2019 (weekend before IWC 2019).


All facts

Date/Time          19 July 2019, 02:00 pm – 05:00 pm

                         20 July 2019, 09:00 am – 03:00 pm

Location             University of Saskatoon Campus, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Room                 TBA

WebEx access     Yes (TBA)

Provisional programme