Phenotyping pest resistance with EthoVision


There is an increasing demand to reduce damage to crops without resorting to insecticides. Breeding resistant plant varieties is a good approach, but screening plants for a resistant phenotype is time-consuming. In this project, the partners will further develop EthoVision based video tracking methods to enable efficient and rapid screening for pest resistance. 

Rose aphid

The role of Noldus

Noldus will optimize its EthoVision software for this application, including building the capability to track from very high resolution images.

More information

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The project is led by Wageningen Plant Research together with:

  • Noldus Information Technology
  • BASF Vegetable Seeds
  • Limagrain Field Crops
  • SES van der Have
  • Tierra Seed Science Pvt Ltd
  • Avanta India


TrackGene is funded by the partners and the Dutch government TopSectors Agri&Food and Horticulture.

Topsector Tuinbouw

Topsector Agri Food