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Plant breeding and biotechnology are game changers in the agricultural industry’s ability to meet food demand in the coming decades. Phenotyping is critical to capture genotypic traits of plants, understanding the plant’s responses to abiotic stresses such as heat and drought in Arizona. High throughput phenotyping (HTP) plays a key role in field mapping and data processing for timely decision-making. Learn from Dr. James Kim why HTP is important, how an HTP system is designed and implemented, and about the analytics software to visualize and analyze phenotypic data. He’ll also discuss scale-up and technology transfer for small- and large-scale plant sensing.
Kim’s current research efforts are to improve plant phenotyping and automation in breeding and management of fiber, rubber and oilseed crops against abiotic stresses using cost-effective HTP ground\aerial systems equipped with multi-modal sensors. His rinterests include remote sensing, image processing, high throughput phenotyping, GIS, wireless sensor network, and field robotics.
About James Kim
Dr. James Kim works in the Plant Physiology and Genetics Research Unit of the USDA Arid Land Agricultural Research Center in Maricopa, Ariz. Kim earned his BS in agricultural machinery engineering at Sungkyunkwan University in Korea, MS in bioresource engineering from Rutgers University, and PhD in agricultural engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He’s been working for USDA for 6 years and has prior industry experience at John Deere, Monsanto, and Farmers Edge as a remote sensing and imaging scientist.
Questions? Contact Professor Steve Saul
Faculty and practitioners discuss their current research and field projects in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts' Science and Mathematics Colloquium Series, held throughout the academic year at ASU’s Polytechnic campus. All seminars are free and open to the public.