UnifarmUnifarm

Contact details:

dr.ir. T.P. Straathof
Bornsesteeg 48, 6708 PE Wageningen

Unifarm is the service provider for plant research and education at Wageningen UR. 50 experts are working at Unifarm on plant and crop cultivation. Our facilities consists of:
• Modern greenhouses of 15.000 m2 with 150 independently compartments (size varies from 16, 32, 64, 96, 144, 192 to 384 m2), water/nutrient management and computer controlled greenhouse climate (temperature, humidity, CO2, artificial light/screens).
• High containment Unit (PKM-III)
• Nematode lab and inoculation and incubation facilities.
• A total of 45 computer controlled climate rooms for plant growth, 15 climate rooms for insect studies, 20 climate cabinets and 20 cold/freeze stores.
• 250 ha of grounds (clay, peat, sand) with high homogeneity levels.
• Field experiment and commercial crop equipment.
• Processing facilities with seed cleaning, root rinsing, drying and grinding equipment and technical workshop.
Mushroom cultivation rooms and bee laboratory.

• 70 closed greenhouse compartments (64 PKM-II and 6 PKM-III) with air condition, entrance lock, artificial light, CO2 and RV control, indoor autoclave.
• 80 greenhouse compartments with ventilation windows, artificial light, screens, CO2 and RV control. Cultivation in soil, on floor, tablets, substrate gutters and hydroponics.
• Computer controlled water/nutrient management including heat sterilization and 16 recipes at the same time.
• Nematode lab, inoculation and incubation facilities and processing area including equipment.
• 45 temperature controlled climate rooms with artificial light (dimmable LED, SON-T, HPI-T, TL), CO2, RV and water/nutrient management. Containment levels up to PCM-II.
• 15 climate rooms for insect studies including processing area and equipment.
• 20 temperature (+5°C / +35°C) controlled climate cabinets with artificial light and RV control.
• 20 cold/freeze stores (-18°C / +20°C).

• 250 ha of homogeneous soil (clay, peat, sand) including organic.
• Field experiment equipment such as Haldrup sower, grain and grass harvester, slurry injector, soil sample equipment, corn chopper and small tractors.
• Commercial field crop equipment all GPS guided, transportation vehicles, cars, etc.
• Dry/heating systems and plant product storage.
• Processing facilities with seed cleaning, root rinsing, drying and grinding equipment.
• Technical workshop, Mushroom cultivation rooms and Bee laboratory.

All plant related research is possible with the available infrastructure. Focus on agriculture, horticulture, plant breeding, genetics, biosystematics, plant diseases (fungi, insects, nematodes, virus), plant and crop science, plant physiology, molecular and cell biology, organic farming, soil biology, forest management, nature conservation, ecology, biophysics, food chemistry, farm technology, meteorology, animal nutrition, Bioprocess engineering, sea farming, hydrology, etc.

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