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In vegetable cropping, tillage and nitrogen fertilization can be better harmonized for soil quality

On 15 March 2016, Koen Willekens defended his doctoral thesis, “Nitrogen dynamics in relation to soil management and soil quality in field vegetable cropping systems.” The promoters were Prof. Stefaan De Neve of Ghent University and Dr. Bart Vandecasteele of ILVO.

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No stricter sound measures are needed when building windmills at sea, research on effects on fish reveals

Doctoral thesis defense of Elisabeth Debusschere, March 11, 2016: “On the effects of high intensity impulsive sound on young European sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax, with special attention to pile driving during offshore wind farm construction”.

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Second Open Energy Day at 22 agriculture farms and centers shows how surprising innovations work in practice

A slaughterhouse cooled with a solar panel, energy savings by combining dehumidification with heat recovery in a greenhouse, an on-farm fermenter that uses cow manure to produce energy, LED lighting that is not just a matter of economical production of greenhouse vegetables…

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See the video how carrot puree is dried on the Dry-On-Water machine of the ILVO Food Pilot

This technique was successfully involved in the EU project NOSHAN with the goal to valorize side streams of vegetables into feed. The result is an optimal retention of bioactives, color and flavor and the production of a valuable ingredient.

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Coordinated scientific advice from 21 countries about a broader European policy on urban agriculture

If Europe wishes to roll out a policy on urban agriculture, it should become a policy with connections to 5 large European policy areas. If this phenomenon is only embedded within agriculture, it will be less strong. Urban agriculture is greater than one sector alone, it appears, and it is possible ...

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ILVO researcher Sieglinde Debruyne wins award for best presentation

On 5th January during the "National Symposium for Applied Biological Sciences" in Antwerp, ILVO researcher Sieglinde Debruyne won the award for best presentation in the Agriculture category!

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ILVO-KU Leuven doctoral defense "Precision animal husbandry: sensors keep an eye on welfare, health and production in pigs"

Jarissa Maselyne recently defended her doctoral thesis “Automatic monitoring of the eating and drinking patterns of pigs: towards a warning system for productivity, health and welfare problems in individual pigs.

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Complementary partners VIB and ILVO join forces

Strategic alliance between basic and applied research will accelerate breakthroughs in agriculture and the agrifood chain On 15 January 2016, the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) and the Institute for Agriculture and Fisheries Research (ILVO) signed a strategic collaboration agreement. Th...

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Maarten Soetaert recently completed his doctoral research on electrical fishing

Electric pulse fishing versus the traditional beam trawl. A study on damage to fish and other marine animals gives reassuring results. Damaging effects of electrical pulses on fish and invertebrates are either completely absent or limited, depending the species in question and the strength of the p...

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Dietary zinc supplementation in piglets can prevent claw problems. For sows, (soft) flooring is more important to prevent lameness.

Zinc is good for (finger)nails and this seems to be true for piglets too, according to recent doctoral research by Miriam van Riet. For grown sows, however, adding zinc to their feed had little or no effect, however; in that study, the choice of flooring (bare concrete vs. rubber) appeared to be mor...

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