NPEC facilitates state-of-the-art measurement of plant phenotypes to support research on genotype – phenotype associations. Establishing these associations is critical for the development of novel climate-proof crops and cropping systems required to secure our future high-quality food production at improved ecological sustainability.
The NPEC facility consists of six modules each offering a dedicated phenotyping platform with its own measurement systems supporting specialized cameras and sensors.
NPEC offers academia and collaborating corporate R&D many opportunities to carry out accurate and high-throughput plant phenotyping to study plant performance in relation to relevant biotic and abiotic factors across a range of scales, from cell to field.
NPEC is jointly hosted at two locations; at Wageningen University & Research and Utrecht University.
The Maxi-Marvin is a high throughput plant phenotyping device which has been developed in-house by Wageningen University & Research.
The Digital twin project ‘Virtual Tomato Crops (VTC)’ is a 3-year project within Wageningen University & Research, and one of the three investment themes of the WUR Strategic Plan 2019-2022. The VTC project aims to develop a simulation model that predicts tomato plant growth in 3D.