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01.02.2018

1 February 2018 @ILVO: ammonia reduction plan press conference

... with Flemish Minister of Agriculture Joke Schauvliege and Chair of the Farmers’ Union (Boerenbond), Sonja De Becker New perspective on the ammonia reduction plan (PAS): feeding strategy Lower protein in the ration of meat cattle can cut the ammonia concentration nearly in half ILVO n...
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01.02.2018

For urban agriculture, city policy makes the difference: lessons from Ghent, Philadelphia and Warsaw

Urban agriculture initiatives have a better chance of success if the city provides structural support and if a balance is struck between economic feasibility and improvement of social equality in the urban area. Those are the conclusions drawn from the doctoral research of Charlotte Prové, IL...
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22.01.2018

ILVO Variety List for Maize, 2018

The ILVO variety list is now fully digitized and available at https://www.ilvo.vlaanderen.be/rassenlijst/. Per crop, the website gives the most relevant crop information, the variety list and the list of growers and distributors. For 2018, 10 new silage maize varieties and 5 new grain maize varietie...
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15.01.2018

Study “Intensive animal farming and the health of those living in the surroundings” performed for the Province of West Flanders (Belgium)

There is currently no scientific evidence that living close to an intensive animal farm in Flanders could pose a health risk. A large number of the studied theoretical health risks specifically for humans living or working around these farms are not present or could not be proven. For a number of ri...
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05.01.2018

Predicting fertilizer spread patterns: now faster and more precise

Doctoral research immediately transferred into new, specialized ILVO service provision Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO) has launched a new, specialized service to predict where fertilizer grains will land on the field. Equipment manufacturers, farmers and field...
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