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08.27.2018

Researchers use crowdsourcing to speed up data analysis in corn plants

By Fred Love, Iowa State University News Service

An interdisciplinary research team at Iowa State University turned to crowdsourcing to help them design a machine-learning algorithm that could speed up the process of breeding new crop varieties with desirable traits. The recently published research focuses on identifying tassels in images of corn plants, but the work could have implications for other crops as well.