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Module 1 - Ecotron
NPEC’s ecotron module consists of a range of fully closed and controlled mesocosm systems that allow for real-life plant (agro-) ecosystem analyses in real time.
Module 2 - Plant-Microbe Interactions phenotyping
Plant-Microbe Interactions phenotyping
NPEC’s Helios phenotyping facility for the quantitive description of shoot architectural traits and the localisation and quantification of fluorescent proteins expressed by plant shoots or associated microorganisms.
Module 3 - Multi-Environment climate chamber
Multi-Environment climate chamber
NPEC’s multi-environment module will host a series of 15 small climate chambers with the highest level of homogeneity in temperature, humidity and light intensity available.
Module 4 - High-Throughput Phenotyping climate chamber
The Robin PSI PlantScreenTM
The Robin PSI PlantScreenTM system is an independent device which can be used to create a digital phenotype of individual plants.
Five HTP growth rooms
This module has been build inside a dedicated building at the Wageningen Campus and has five growth chambers.
Module 5 - GreenHouse phenotyping
in the NPEC
Bosman Van Zaal has built the NPEC greenhouse on the Wageningen Campus, the design was developed by WUR with advice from PhenoKey.
SMO, the Belgian machine builder, is in charge of installing the bespoke conveyor system and two gantries to make optimal use of the NPEC greenhouse facilities.
PhenoVation, the camera system manufacturer, will provide the CropReporter. This cabinet with a monochrome camera and a filter wheel will provide whole plant imaging on a pixel scale.
3D imaging -
The Maxi-Marvin is a high throughput plant phenotyping device which has been developed in-house by Wageningen University & Research.
Whole plant phenotyping
with the Plantarray
Plant-Ditech, the Israeli Company of Research Excellence, will deliver the Plantarray system in the NPEC greenhouse.
PlantEye - 3D &
"Camera to Plant"
The PlantEye is a unique 3D laser scanner which fuses the 3D data with multispectral information.
Module 6 - Open-Field phenotyping
TraitSeeker and UAVs
The NPEC Open Field module consists of one easily transportable vehicle, the TraitSeeker and three UAVs, all equipped with state-of-the-art sensors.