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Netherlands Plant
Eco-phenotyping
Centre

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.

High-throughput phenotyping

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.

About NPEC

High throughput and high resolution data from plants both above and below ground.

Supporters

The NPEC is supported by a large number of partners and companies.

Phenotyping modules

NPEC comprises six complementary, experimental modules.

What is eco-phenotyping?

Plant phenotyping under ecological relevant conditions.

Latest News

Whole plant phenotyping with the Plantarray

Plant-Ditech, the Israeli Company of Research Excellence, will deliver the Plantarray system in the NPEC greenhouse.

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NPEC greenhouse currently being built: Innovative technologies used

The NPEC Greenhouse for Wageningen University & Research at Unifarm will provide specialised equipment for high throughput plant research. Bosman Van Zaal realises the NPEC Greenhouse and technical installations, by design of WUR and advice from PhenoKey. By early 2021 the NPEC Greenhouse will be ready for large scale research and experiments!

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Upcoming Events

Winter School on Image Analysis for Plant Phenotyping

7th International Plant Phenotyping Symposium