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.
Sustainable plant production
Developing and breeding new varieties of plants with improved performance is necessary for the future. Consistent food and feed supply, scarcity of resources, climate change, and energy use are some of the challenges agriculture is facing. To meet these challenges, we need sustainable plant production with a higher yield using limited land, water and nutrients. The 7th International Plant Phenotyping Symposium will contribute to the global integration of plant phenotyping approaches across all levels of plant systems, from molecular to field. We are proud to welcome the IPPS 2021 in Wageningen.
Netherlands Plant Eco-Phenotyping Centre
NPEC facilitates state-of-the-art measurement of plant phenotypes to support research on genotype phenotype associations. Establishing these associations is critical for the development of novel climate-proof crops and cropping systems required to secure our future high-quality food production at improved ecological sustainability.
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