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NOSHAN, a FP7 project financed by the EU, is ending

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Lectures about the CringLoop project at ILVO combines all the ILVO soil research in one afternoon, crowned by an ILVO-made video about biochar

In the wake of the fully-booked workshop about CringLoop at ILVO, a video about the ILVO researchers’ findings about biochar have been brought to life in a professional video.

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Sticky hairs and jasminic acid are azalea’s natural defense against the broad mite

Azaleas have two types of natural defense against the broad mite. Doctoral researcher Gil Luypaert (Ghent University/ILVO) has revealed how the azalea plant defends itself against attacks via the presence of glandular trichomes (sticky plant hairs) and plant hormones, namely jasminic acid and/or sal...

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ILVO’s “roller-crimper” destroys green manures without chemicals or intensive mechanical destruction

ILVO is now introducing and testing a new type of machinery, the roller-crimper, as an alternative to chemical or mechanical destruction of green manures and cover crops. The most recent policy changes such as the Belgian Fertilizer Action Plan 4 (MAP4) and the European Common Agricultural Policy (C...

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New insights into the fate of discarded fish put discard ban into perspective

Both positive and negative ecological effects are expected once the European discard ban in marine fisheries has been phased in completely, according to the doctoral research of Jochen Depestele (Ghent University/ILVO) which he will defend on 18 September 2015. The ban on discards is being phased in...

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ILVO researcher Jarissa Maseleyne selected as smart young engineer

 

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Nearly 100 renouned forage breeders and researchers from 23 countries hosted by ILVO and UGent for Eucarpia congress

Organization of the 31st Eucarpia “grasses and forages” congress: ‘Breeding in a world of scarcity’ On 14 - 17 September, 2015, the grass and fodder crop section of Eucarpia held their 31st congress at the Faculty of Bio-Engineering Science at Ghent University.Eucarpia is a...

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GMO potatoes: Stacking genes works best; Flemish and Dutch field trial results in one scientific publication

Stacking resistance genes is required for strong and lasting resistance to blight caused by Phythophtora, according to the combined scientific results from field trials on potato. The Flemish researchers from Ghent University (UGent), ILVO and VIB (Flemish Biotechnology Institute) that were involved...

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New pest on chestnut trees signaled in Belgium: the chestnut wasp Dryocosmus kuriphilus

In July 2015 in the nature preserve “De Luysen” in the province of Limburg, an amateur noticed an exotic insect that had never been seen in Belgium. Entomologists from the ILVO Diagnostic Centre for Plants (DCP) confirm after morphological and molecular research of infected plant materia...

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Your attention for the harmful plant bacterium Xylella fastidiosa. Research by ILVO plant pathologists starting up.

Xf was recently the cause of a devastating disease in olive trees in Puglia, Italy. This was the first outbreak within the EU and the damage is considerable. It immediately became subject to EU regulations to eradicate this bacterium and prevent spread beyond this Mediterranean region. However, thi...

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