The Plant Sciences Group is discussing the future of the fruit-sector test station of Applied Plant Research (PPO) in Randwijk, just across the river from Wageningen.
According to spokesman Eric Toussaint, one of the options is to move to Wageningen itself. The same discussion is taking place for the PPO Mushroom unit in Horst in the province of Limburg. Reports in the regional press that these moves are about to take place are ‘premature’ according to Toussaint. It is clear, however, that the test station in Randwijk has unused capacity, although this problem could be solved by selling off some of the land. The test station in Randwijk was only completed in 1999.