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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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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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Imaging with CropReporter

4 September 2020

PhenoVation, the camera system manufacturer, will provide the CropReporter for the NPEC greenhouse.

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Bespoke conveyor system and gantries

14 August 2020

SMO, the Belgian machine builder, is in charge of installing the bespoke conveyor system and two gantries to make optimal use of the NPEC greenhouse facilities.

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Whole plant phenotyping with the Plantarray

29 June 2020

Plant-Ditech, the Israeli Company of Research Excellence, will deliver the Plantarray system in the NPEC greenhouse.

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NPEC greenhouse currently being built: Innovative technologies used

12 June 2020

The NPEC Greenhouse for Wageningen University & Research at Unifarm will provide specialised equipment for high throughput plant research. Bosman Van Zaal realises the NPEC Greenhouse and technical installations, by design of WUR and advice from PhenoKey. By early 2021 the NPEC Greenhouse will be ready for large scale research and experiments!

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