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Phenotyping 4 Profit – for disease resistance in plants

13 October 2021

To accelerate resistant variety development in plant breeding programs precise, non-destructive and quantitative methods to evaluate plant disease resistance or susceptibility are crucial.

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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.

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Pasto quinoa reacts differently to salt than selRiobamba

2 September 2021

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.

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NPEC Ecotron Facility

26 April 2021

NPEC’s ecotron facility is to be realized at Utrecht University and will consist of a range of fully closed and controlled mesocosm systems that allow for real-life plant (agro-) ecosystem analyses in real time.

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Multi-environment climate chambers

16 March 2021

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.

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Helios: high-throughput shoot phenotyping of plant-microbe interactions

16 March 2021

We are happy to announce the arrival of 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.

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Hades: high-throughput fluorescence-based phenotyping of in vitro root systems

16 March 2021

Together with our partner, Photon Systems Instruments, we are currently finalising the designs for the NPEC’s high-throughput in vitro root phenotyper, the Hades. The system will enable quantitive description of root growth and architecture, and the localisation and quantification of fluorescent proteins expressed by plant roots or by root-associated microorganisms.

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The International Plant Phenotyping Syposium has been postponed to 2022

16 March 2021

After careful deliberation and consideration of the global status of the SARS-CoV2 pandemic, the IPPN Executive Board has taken the decision to postpone its 7th International Plant Phenotyping Symposium (IPPS7) to 2022.

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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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