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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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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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Public-private study on photosynthesis approved

5 March 2020

The board of the NWO Domain Science has allocated 1.7 million euros of funding within the Photosynthesis programme. A consortium led by Mark Aarts of Wageningen University & Research will investigate how photosynthesis in plants responds to changing light conditions. The consortium consists of a collaboration between various knowledge institutes and public-private parties. The Photosynthesis programme aims to contribute to improving photosynthetic efficiency in crops under dynamic, natural cultivation conditions.

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(R)evolution in plant breeding: new options for better photosynthesis

16 January 2020

It seems so logical: each plant carries chloroplasts that contribute to the optimum growth and development of the plant. At least that is what has always been assumed. However, this has turned out to be false, as demonstrated by researchers at Wageningen University & Research (WUR) in a scientific publication published today in Nature Plants.

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6th International Plant Phenotyping Symposium

12 September 2019

The International Plant Phenotyping Network (IPPN) is organising the 6th International Plant Phenotyping Symposium from 22-26 October, 2019 in Nanjing, China. Rick van de Zedde and René Klein Lankhorst (both from Wageningen University & Research) will present plant phenotyping research in the Netherlands.

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