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Wageningen University & Research

December 21, 2022 | Articles

Farmmaps promotes precision farming with on-farm data

At the end of February, Farmmaps went live: one digital location where the grower can store allhis farm data and consult decision­-supporting modules. This platform takes years of knowledge and experience – built up during the (further) development of its predecessor Akkerweb – to the next level, at home and abroad.

December 21, 2022 | Articles

Potato professor obtains another PhD again: ‘On Processing Potato’

’Anyone interested in potato processing and people who want to learn about an innovative research approach’, are potential readers of his most recent doctoral research, according to Anton Haverkort. On 14 September, Haverkort obtained his doctorate for the second time, this time on an extensive research project on potato processing, entitled: On Processing Potato.

December 21, 2022 | Articles

Maintain Phytophthora resistance for future generations

Phytophthora is a difficult problem to deal with. Especially for organic farming where no synthetic crop protection products may be used, which is why Bionext has labeled a first generation of resistant varieties as ‘Robust’. This sounds promising, but there is still a great danger in this approach. The first generation of resistant varieties is…

September 23, 2021 | Articles

Wageningen University scientists solve mystery: ‘This is how Phytophthora infestans invades plants’

In a unique collaboration, plant pathologists, cell biologists and physicists from Wageningen University & Research (WUR) have found the answer to the question of how the notorious Phytophthora infestans pathogen finds its way through the outer protective layer on the leaves of agricultural crops.

September 23, 2021 | Articles

Professor Richard Visser (WUR): ‘Growth of EU organic area without gene editing will definitely result in decreasing crop yields’

In a recently published manifesto, agricultural scientists in the European Union call for the admission of new breeding techniques such as gene editing in European organic farming. This may seem like handing a vegetarian a sausage and saying that it is essential for his or her health, but Professor Richard Visser, one of the authors,…

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