Plants grow as a reaction to environmental factors such as light, temperature, CO2 concentration and relative humidity.
You can call on us for our expertise around these and other themes:
- Biotic and abiotic (drought, frost, cold, heat) stress and tolerant crops
- Plant physiological processes and steering them
- Phenotyping based on image analysis and using various types of cameras (RGB, multispectral, thermal)
- Drone technology to monitor plants in the field over time
- Photosynthesis measurements and chlorophyll fluorescence
- Modelling crop growth
- LED-lighting and vertical farming
- Energy use (CO2 emissions) in horticulture
We have a modern research infrastructure at your disposal:
- Trial fields with rain-out shelters for research on drought tolerance in plants
- Eco-physiological lab with specialized measuring equipment including photosynthesis, evaporation, water potential, etc.; appropriate software and data mining pipelines
- Molecular lab
- Experimental greenhouses and growth chambers (including a fully steerable research-led module)
You can call on us for...
Plant physiological research in the broadest sense of the word: how does a plant react to changes in the environment? Changes can be caused by climate change, different lighting, different cultivation practices, etc. We can help you with all of your questions for a very wide range of crops.
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Do you have a question, an idea or interest in working with the Plant & Soil Living Lab? Contact us right away. We guarantee the confidentiality of all your questions.