Panicle Detection

Robust automated objective quantification of flowering in cereals and grasses remains a challenge.

To address this, we have developed a filter whose response to a temporal sequence of images delivers an estimate of panicle emergence that correlates very well with manual observations, see our paper:

Image based estimation of oat panicle development using local patterns. R D Boyle, F Corke and C Howarth, published in Functional Plant Biology 

Automated estimation of tiller number in wheat by ribbon detection. R. D. Boyle, F. M. K. Corke & J. H. Doonan