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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-througput 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.

Partners

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

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

Wageningen researchers are going to work on Digital Twins in the areas of tomatoes, food and farming. The projects are called Virtual tomato crops; Me, my diet and I; and Digital Future Farm. Digital Twins, one of the three investment themes of the WUR Strategic Plan 2019-2022, is a relatively new concept: computer models of individual objects or processes that are updated on the basis of real-time information.

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(R)evolution in plant breeding: new options for better photosynthesis

It seems so logical: each plant carries chloroplasts that contribute to the optimum growth and development of the plant. At least that is what has always been assumed. However, this has turned out to be false, as demonstrated by researchers at Wageningen University & Research (WUR) in a scientific publication published today in Nature Plants.

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Upcoming Events

Summer School on Image Analysis for Plant Phenotyping