Technical Advance: A robust, high-throughput method for computing maize ear, cob and kernel attributes automatically from images


The yield of a maize plant is correlated with the size, shape and number of kernels it produces. Miller et al. have developed an automated system to quantify these crucial attributes from photographs of kernels both on and off the cob. Their methods will enable researchers and breeders to record maize traits with greater precision than previous methods. Plant J. 10.1111/tpj.13320