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).

Please note, the (internal) face-to-face business meeting will be held on Sunday 21st July at 5.30pm in the Café of the Hilton Garden Hotel (across the IWC2019 conference venue).


All facts

Date/Time          19 July 2019, 14:00 – 16:30

                         20 July 2019, 09:00 – 14:30

Location             Agriculture building, University of Saskatchewan, 51 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A

Room                 5C61 (first number refers to floor, letter refers to wing)

WebEx access     Yes (TBA by workshop organisers)

Provisional programme