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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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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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