NPEC in Korean documentary
2 October 2021
This Korean documentary presents the increasing worldwide interest in Korean food and challenges the industry to move forward. Wageningen University and Research is an excellent example of how academic knowledge can boost the innovation of the food industry. Rick van de Zedde, project manager of NPEC, explains how using phenotyping tools and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies can be applied in a novel greenhouse on the Wageningen Campus to study plant performance with the aim to optimize plant and food production research.
To accelerate resistant variety development in plant breeding programs precise, non-destructive and quantitative methods to evaluate plant disease resistance or susceptibility are crucial.Read more
In the Wageningen greenhouses, researchers from the Laboratory for Plant Breeding tested the growth and development of two quinoa varieties that were given water with an increasing salt content. One quinoa variety, Pasto, developed a conservation strategy in which the plant limited water uptake and thus growth.Read more
In the CropBoost project Jeremy Harbinson, Rene Klein Lankhorst et al. have published an Opinion Paper in the Special Issue of Biology: Crop Improvement Now and Beyond.Read more