The universities of Utrecht, Wageningen and Ghent have jointly developed a computer model that enables detailed simulation of root growth. This could be very important for growers.
Wageningen University & Research
Each week we follow up on a well-read story. This week space researcher Angelo Vermeulen and space entrepreneur Jeroen Rotteveel talk about a city on Mars.
Lasers are proving extremely effective at keeping wild ducks and geese at a safe distance from poultry farms and could be a big help in the fight against the bird flu virus.
More and more plant-based dairy products are coming onto the market, but the truly creamy taste of milk has been hard to recreate until now. But it can be done with a new technology.
Wooden pallets are a thing of the past if it is up to start-up Yellow Pallet. The company makes pallets from banana fiber. This is more sustainable and prevents deforestation.
The future of farmers: keeping an eye on all the processes behind a computer screen while robots do the work on the land. This is essential in order to meet the growing demand for sustainable food.
Innovative projects from mobile sensors to fight air pollution and living coastal protection, to plastic construction panels for building temporary shelters for refugees, for instance.
Scientists at the Dutch WUR argue that we need to make optimal use of the many natural biological variations in fresh produce.