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.
PhenoVation, the camera system manufacturer, will provide the CropReporter for the NPEC greenhouse.
The NPEC greenhouse will provide specialized equipment for high throughput plant research in a controlled environment. The 5 greenhouse compartments will contain conveyor systems, gantries, watering systems, sensors and a suit of different camera’s to measure and analyse a myriad of different plant characteristics in a fully automated fashion.