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NWA invitation to explore the potential of NPEC

27 July 2021

Invitation to the Dutch plant research community to exploit the full potential of NPEC (NWA).

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NPEC selects PSI for HTP growth rooms

12 July 2021

We are pleased to announce that we have selected the Czech company Photon Systems Instruments (PSI) to build the NPEC module 4 High Throughput Phenotyping (HTP) growth chambers. This module will be housed in a dedicated building at the Wageningen Campus.

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Virtual company tour SMART agriculture draws a lot of Japanese attention

2 July 2021

On 22 June 2021, the East Netherlands Development Agency (Oost NL) organized with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Japan, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and Wageningen University & Research (WUR) an online event “Robotics & AI for data-driven horticulture and agriculture” as part of the digital TeamNL Tokyo Expo ‘Rangaku Now’. Approximately 600 participants from Japan and the Netherlands signed up for this event.

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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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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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