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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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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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How to feed 10 billion people?

19 August 2019

The American news platform Bloomberg launched a new video ‘How to feed 10 billion people’ in the series called ‘Problem Solved’. These videos focus on how scientists are trying to solve some of the biggest challenges the world faces.

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Summer school Imaging & Phenotyping in Wageningen

11 July 2019

The Summer School on Image analysis for plant phenotyping was held at the Wageningen University & Research Campus with great succes.

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