Assessing Water Stress in Maize Using UAV Thermal Infrared Sensing
Crop water stress (CWS) caused by inadequate soil moisture content (SMC) is a major factor affecting agricultural productivity. Remote sensing technologies, such as thermal infrared (TIR) cameras on Unmanned Aerial...
The effect of including leaf optical and photosynthetic vertical profiles on the functionality of the Digital Tomato Crop
Wageningen Research is building a digital twin of a greenhouse crop called the “Virtual Tomato Crops” (VTC). The VTC is based on the concepts of functional-structural plant (FSP) modelling. Commonly,...
Virtual reality-based digital twins for greenhouses: A focus on human interaction
The agricultural domain is experiencing an increasing use of digital twin technologies in greenhouse horticulture for the betterment of monitoring production. Research in this domain has started leading towards more...
Authors: Naftali Slob, William Hurst, Rick van de Zedde, Bedir Tekinerdogan
Published in: Computers and Electronics in Agriculture
Exploring plasmotypic variation in Arabidopsis thaliana
The role of the chloroplast and mitochondrial genomes in shaping plant phenotypes is often overlooked. While the cytoplasmic genomes are smaller than the nuclear genome, they encode proteins that are...
Unveiling the effect of Burren locus duplication in non-photochemical quenching & cyclic electron flow
In plants, adapting photosynthesis to constantly changing light environments is crucial to ensure viability. Cyclic electron flow (CEF) can modulate photosynthetic electron transport by increasing the trans-thylakoid proton gradient (ΔpH)...
Revealing plasmotype variability affecting photosystem II efficiency and growth parameters in Arabidopsis thaliana
The plant cell has three genomes located among separate compartments: nuclei, mitochondria, and chloroplasts. Organellar genomes (collectively called the plasmotype) are much smaller and more conserved than the nuclear genome...
Genetics as a key to improving crop photosynthesis
Since the basic biochemical mechanisms of photosynthesis are remarkably conserved among plant species, genetic modification approaches have so far been the main route to improve the photosynthetic performance of crops....
Authors: Tom P J M Theeuwen, Louise L Logie, Jeremy Harbinson, Mark G M Aarts
Investigation of the added value of CycleGAN on the plant pathology dataset
A typical problem when using deep neural networks in the domain of agriculture is the limited availability of labelled training data. Generative adversarial networks (GAN) hold the potential that they...
Authors: Bart M. van Marrewijk, Gerrit Polder, Gert Kootstra
Plethora of QTLs found in Arabidopsis thaliana reveals complexity of genetic variation for photosynthesis in dynamic light conditions
The environments in which plant species evolved are now generally understood to be dynamic rather than static. Photosynthesis has to operate within these dynamic environments, such as sudden changes to...
Authors: Tom P.J.M. Theeuwen, Louise L. Logie, Sanne Put, Hedayat Bagheri, Konrad Łosiński, Justine Drouault, Pádraic J. Flood, Corrie Hanhart, Frank F.M. Becker, Raúl Wijfjes, David Hall, David M. Kramer, Jeremy Harbinson, Mark G.M. Aarts
The NDH complex reveals a trade-off that constrains maximising photosynthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana
The Green Revolution has resulted in major improvements in crop productivity, but left photosynthesis largely unimproved. Despite ample variation of photosynthetic performance in crops and their wild relatives, the photosynthetic...
Authors: Tom P.J.M. Theeuwen, Aaron W. Lawson, Dillian Tijink, Federico Fornaguera, Frank F.M. Becker, Ludovico Caracciolo, Nicholas Fisher, David M. Kramer, Erik Wijnker, Jeremy Harbinson, Mark G.M. Aarts