A unique platform where experts & novices can easily connect & exchange knowledge & resources are a priority. Fostering communication & cooperation among different stakeholders as well as promoting the interdisciplinary training required for effective plant phenotyping research are among the main purposes of this group

Welcome to PhenomeForce

During the last decade, plant phenomics has grown enormously as a research field in agriculture. With incredible technological advancements in computer vision tools, plant phenomics has found many applications, including, for instance, plant species recognition, plant stress quantification, and crop yield prediction. These various applications of plant phenomics have evolved into multiple specialized niches involving national, international, and multi-disciplinary experts (e.g., plant physiologist, breeders, engineers, informatics, etc.). In the meantime, plant phenomics is increasingly accessible to a larger number of researchers worldwide thanks to the introduction of new, cost-effective setups, adaptable phenotyping platforms, and the emergence of open-source image processing software.

With the growing interest in plant phenomics, a unique platform where experts and novices can easily connect and exchange knowledge and resources are a priority. Fostering communication and cooperation among different stakeholders as well as promoting the interdisciplinary training required for effective plant phenotyping research are among the main purposes of our group.

This group is a platform imagined as an interactive “ metabolic network ”, where the nodes represent the different areas of plant phenomics applications, along with their sub-communities of experts. The main purpose is to provide all the knowledge essential to plan and start your own project of plant phenomics, making phenomics easy for everybody.

This platform will contribute to the goals of Digital Agriculture:

  1. Bringing together a broad network of experts to share information on data and data science-related projects, collaborations, tools, practices, and discoveries.

  2. (2) Building partnerships and resources that address emerging issues and discuss challenges and opportunities in agriculture using novel approaches from diverse disciplines.

Fridays Hands-On: A Workshop Series in Data+Plant Sciences

An online and free workshops where invited specialists will introduce the different applications and approaches in plant phenomics. The main focus of the proposed series of workshops, called “Fridays Hands-On Workshop Series,” will be data management and analysis - often the most challenging part of digital phenotyping. Each workshop will include a short theoretical introduction followed by practical data analysis, where the instructors will guide the audience through available and open-source data, tools, and codes.


Registration: https://forms.gle/2Wdscco7jwwd9zAm9


Noah Fahlgren & Jeff Berry 09/Apr Getting started with Raspberry Pi
Kristina Riemer & David LeBauer 16/Apr Using TERRA REF high throughput, sensor-collected plant data with R
David Rousseau 23/Apr RGB-Depth plant phenotyping from top view: system and image analysis
Malia Gehan & Jose Tovar 30/Apr Measurement of plant phenotypes with innovative Raspberry Pi applications
Suxing Liu & Wes Bonelli 07/May 3D root reconstruction efforts in arpa-e project
Jennifer Lachowiec & Elizabeth Simmons 14/May The power of Pis and the powering of Pis
Max Feldman 21/May Scalable, cost-effective phenotyping solutions to facilitate quantitative genetics in potato
Duke Pauli 28/May PhytoOracle: A scalable, modular data processing pipeline for phenomic data
Jennifer Lin 04/Jun Use of an Arduino platform for obtaining long term pH readings in plant tissue

YouTube Tutorial


New videos coming soon…

Slack Channel


PhenomeForce Slack Channel is a single place for our community to share messages, tools, pipelines, and files. All main areas of plant phenotyping are being covered by specialists enthusiastic to share their knowledge. If you are interested to be part of this group, please send a message to phenomeforce@gmail.com.


  • Annarita Marrano (annarita.marrano@umb.edu)
  • Filipe Matias (fmatias@wisc.edu)
  • GitHub

Support and Acknowledgments