Partners in the International year of plant health

Various institutions and organizations have joined forces to highlight the importance of plant health. With their knowledge, expertise and network, the partners focus on the relationships of plants with harmful and useful organisms and the environment. They study how to detect, prevent and control diseases and pests.

Centre for Soil Ecology (CSE)

The Centre for Soil Ecology (CSE) stimulates interactions between scientists of WUR and NIOO-KNAW to bring their soil ecological science to an even higher level, and promote research opportunities for young and talented researchers in soil ecology! CSE is a virtual cooperation between the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) and Wageningen University & Research (WUR).

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The Royal Netherlands Society of Plant Pathology (KNPV)

The Royal Netherlands Society of Plant Pathology (in Dutch: Koninklijke Nederlandse Plantenziektekundige Vereniging KNPV) is one of world’s oldest plant pathology associations. It unites a diverse group of people who work or study within the field of plant pathology, or are interested in it. Therefore within KNPV a lot of knowledge is available about diseases and pests of plants and ways to keep plants healthy (crop protection). KNPV was founded in 1891 by the Dutch phytopathologist Jan Ritzema Bos. It has over 600 members and promotes their cooperation and the exchange of knowledge within the association and beyond.

The Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW)

NIOO’s mission is to carry out ground-breaking fundamental and strategic ecological research in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and make its ecological knowledge available to science and society. NIOO’s researchers and students study animal, plant and microbial ecology in terrestrial and freshwater environments. The multidisciplinary collaboration within this diverse group of ecologists has created unique opportunities to develop the broad, comprehensive approaches needed to solve complex ecological problems.

Wageningen University & Research (WUR)

‘To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life’. That is the mission of Wageningen University & Research. Wageningen University & Research is a collaboration between Wageningen University and the Wageningen Research foundation. The strength of Wageningen University & Research lies in its ability to join the forces of specialised research institutes and the university. It also lies in the combined efforts of the various fields of natural and social sciences. This union of expertise leads to scientific breakthroughs that can quickly be put into practice and be incorporated into education. This is the Wageningen Approach. Over 6,500 employees and 12,000 students from more than hundred countries work everywhere around the world in the domain of healthy food and living environment for governments and the business community-at-large.

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