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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

3D imaging – the Maxi-MARVIN

The Maxi-Marvin is a high throughput plant phenotyping device which has been developed in-house by Wageningen University & Research.

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WUR is working on Digital Twins for tomatoes, food and farming

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.

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Upcoming Events

Winter School on Image Analysis for Plant Phenotyping

7th International Plant Phenotyping Symposium