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Legumes are getting off the ground in Flanders. Great enthusiasm to grow, process and eat them.

Legumes (or “pulses”) have a future in Flanders. Consumer and retail demand is rising, all links in the chain are locally present and the first attempts to grow them are promising. In addition, all parties are very enthusiastic about working with them. This became clear during a sector m...

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Seaweed, oyster and mussel farming in the Belgian North Sea comes one step closer

The cultivation of seaweed and shellfish in the Belgian North Sea is biologically feasible, according to research by UGent, ILVO, Belwind, Brevisco, C-Power, Colruyt Group, DEME Group, Lobster Fish, OD Natuur and Sioen Industries. The economic feasibility depends on solving technical challenges. A...

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Alternative proteins for use in a wider range of food products? ILVO and Flanders' FOOD are up to the challenge

In the Food Pilot in Melle, Flemish Minister of Economy, Innovation, Work, Social Economy and Agriculture Hilde Crevits inaugurated a new protein processing machine. The 'high moisture extruder' can process protein powder isolated from alternative proteins such as soy and sunflower seeds into protei...

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Exceptional ILVO trial proves that new varieties yield considerably more grass than old varieties

"Dairy farmer can save up to 2 ha of land through smart choice of grass varieties". Dairy farmers can get up to 20% more grass (in dry matter) from their land by choosing new varieties. This is shown by an exceptionally large comparative variety trial of Italian ryegrass, carried out by Flanders R...

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First large-scale AGRO-ECOLOGICAL TEST PLATFORM launched in Flanders Accelerated insights into sustainable agricultural practices

The Hansbeke castle (located in the community of Deinze in Flanders, Belgium) has about 50 hectares of farmland. ILVO (Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) has concluded a promising cooperation agreement with co-owner and organic farmer Felix de Bousies (company PHAE) and...

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Be inspired by the Coastbusters approach to sustainable coastal defense!

Worldwide we are all feeling the impact of climate change along our coastal regions, with higher sea levels and more extreme weather events. The ambitious Coastbusters project aimed to take a fresh look at traditional, unsustainable coastal defense methods and instead, develop systems that work with...

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5G in agriculture and food: Five x Gezondheid (HEALTH) as a beacon for ILVO research

ILVO is gearing up its integrated research for agriculture, fisheries and food. In the renewed research strategy that is currently being elaborated, the research institute places its research efforts under the heading of “5G” (5 x “Gezondheid” or Health) of the agrifood syste...

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Not only the variety but also the 'terroir' of hops determines the taste, aroma and mouthfeel of beer

For the first time it has been shown that the 'terroir' of hops - the combination of environmental factors and cultivation technique - can have an impact on the 'flavour' - the combination of the mouthfeel, aroma and flavour of beer. This was done within the doctoral research of Ann Van Holle, respo...

ILVO-UGhent Press Release

Skin ulcers in flatfish: scientists unravel part of the complex mechanism of formation

In the period 2011-2014, many flatfish showed skin ulcers, an alarming sign of disturbance for which no explanation could be given at that time. Thanks to innovation and multidisciplinary research, there are now indications that these skin ulcers are caused by a combination of circumstances. "Variou...

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Offshore Wind Farms and the marine ecosystem: 10 years of monitoring

By the end of 2020, 399 offshore wind turbines will have been installed in the Belgian part of the North Sea. During the past decade, scientists have monitored their impact on the marine environment. For the occasion of Global Wind Day 2020, the scientific partners and the Belgian Offshore Platform ...

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