Product quality

Product quality covers attributes of the harvested parts (‘the yield’) of crops, e.g., seeds, tubers, roots, or the full above-ground biomass. Quality attributes may be very diverse, like concentrations of desired nutrients or other compounds of interest, compositions, visible appealability, technical aspects for the industry, ripeness, unwanted compound or components, size or size distribution, homogeneity of the lot.

We use experimental and model approaches to understand and quantify how processes in crops influence quality attributes and how these are affected by environmental factors, crop management by the farmer and genotype. Besides, defining and measuring quality is a challenge by itself.

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