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25.10.2017

From 360 to 500 eggs per hen?

Layers can keep laying eggs much longer with the right feed, management and choice of genetics. Split feeding, where older hens get the right combination of fine and coarse limestone at certain times of day, can combat a decline in eggshell quality. “The egg production per hen can be increased...
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23.10.2017

ILVO presents promising first results on growing soy in Flanders (Belgium)

ILVO has new results from crop husbandry and agro-economic research on soy in Flanders. The results will be presented at a (filmed) symposium to close the IWT-LA research project on 23 November 2017 at ILVO in Melle, Belgium. This project has encouraged innovative farmers to sow and harvest 30 ha co...
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19.10.2017

Flemish agroforestry expertise now linked with European Agroforestry Innovation Networks (AFINET)

ILVO and Inagro now participate in the European Thematic Network called AFINET, bringing their expertise on agroforestry to a knowledge cluster of 13 partners from 9 countries or regions (Spain, the UK, Belgium, Portugal, Poland, Hungary, Italy, France and Finland). AFINET is funded by the H2020 pro...
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06.10.2017

ILVO antibiotic detection lab receives prestigious AFNOR recognition for validation of test kits

The ILVO lab for screening of antibiotic residues will now perform validation tests for antibiotic kits under the norms of the prestigious AFNOR (Association Française de Normalisation). Wim Reybroek, head of the ILVO lab, says “This is an international recognition of the quality of our...
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06.09.2017

New research project on bitter compounds in Belgian Endive roots and chicory

Searching for new applications in the food, medical, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Bitter compounds or “sesquiterpen lactones” are bio-active compounds that can be used in several sectors for many different applications, according to previous ILVO research. The next step is t...
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