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3D imaging – the Maxi-MARVIN

18 September 2020

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

9 September 2020

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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Imaging with CropReporter

4 September 2020

PhenoVation, the camera system manufacturer, will provide the CropReporter for the NPEC greenhouse.

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Bespoke conveyor system and gantries

14 August 2020

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.

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Whole plant phenotyping with the Plantarray

29 June 2020

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

12 June 2020

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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Innovative technologies in the NPEC greenhouse

19 May 2020

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.

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WUR organises 7th International Plant Phenotyping Symposium

16 April 2020

The IPPN Board has announced that Wageningen University & Research has been elected to organise the 7th International Plant Phenotyping Symposium in October 2021. On that occasion, the brand new and unique Wageningen NPEC facilities will be officially opened. These facilities are part of the Netherlands Plant Eco-Phenotyping Centre (NPEC), a joint plant phenotyping centre between Wageningen University & Research and Utrecht University.

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Vici grant: two sums of 1.5 million for Wageningen scientists

11 March 2020

Leading scientist Christa Testerink has received 1.5 million euros from the Dutch Research Council (known by its Dutch acronym NWO). With this Vici grant, she will spend the next five years researching how plants handle stress with more flexibility than hitherto assumed. Vici is one of the most significant scientific grants in the Netherlands.

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