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WUR gains insight from French approach to artificial Intelligence

25 January 2021

In the Netherlands we have come a long way with the development of artificial intelligence, but we must invest more in its application, as in France. From 25 to 27 January, researchers and businesses – led by departing State Secretary Mona Keijzer – will take a look into the French digital kitchen. Ben Schaap of the Wageningen Data Competence Centre (WDCC) has a key role in the field of agriculture and food.

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New Phytotron climate chambers for plant research

22 January 2021

Utrecht University renovated the climate chambers of the Phytotron in the Hugo R. Kruyt building between March and November 2020. The Phytotron is the main research facility for the plant scientists of the Institute of Environmental Biology (IEB).

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Videos of online seminar on field phenotyping seminar by INRAE and WUR

7 December 2020

On 27th of November 2020 we have held an online seminar on Field Phenotyping organised by Fred Baret (INRAE) and Rick van de Zedde (WUR – NPEC). The aim of the workshop was to get to know each other better and explore collaboration.

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Two new gantries installed in NPEC greenhouse

10 November 2020

On November 4-5, our partner SMO has delivered and installed two gantries in the NPEC greenhouse.

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Improving sustainability and efficiency with precision agriculture

8 October 2020

In this article we explain how we apply precision agriculture techniques to improve sustainability and efficiency, to make a farmer aware of exactly which crops have too much or too little of something.

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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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