360 degrees, 180 seconds: Technique speeds analysis of crop traits

(University of Nebraska-Lincoln) Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have devised a new LiDAR-based approach for automatically and efficiently gathering data about a plant's phenotype: the physical traits that emerge from its genetic code. The approach could allow researchers to better compare crops that have been bred or genetically engineered for specific traits – ideally those that help produce more food.