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. Plantarray is a high-throughput, gravimetric and multi-sensors-based screening platform. It measures continuously and simultaneously, multiple shoot and root physiological traits, as well as soil and atmosphere conditions for each plant in the greenhouse. Plantarray increases the ease with which plant stress can be determined during experiments.
By early 2021 the NPEC Greenhouse will be ready for large scale research and experiments!
Read more about the equipment and tools used in the NPEC greenhouse.
In the Wageningen greenhouses, researchers from the Laboratory for Plant Breeding tested the growth and development of two quinoa varieties that were given water with an increasing salt content. One quinoa variety, Pasto, developed a conservation strategy in which the plant limited water uptake and thus growth.Read more
In the CropBoost project Jeremy Harbinson, Rene Klein Lankhorst et al. have published an Opinion Paper in the Special Issue of Biology: Crop Improvement Now and Beyond.Read more