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Global conference at ILVO provides clarification about patents on plants

ILVO hosts about 100 international representatives from the ornamental and fruit breeding sector at the annual CIOPORA conference After years of uncertainty and discussions about what can or cannot be patented in the plant world, the European Patent Office (EPO) has now provided clarification. Pla...

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From ideally monitored heifer calf into a fitter, more productive and more efficient cow?

ILVO starts a new VLAIO research project called ‘JongLeven’ (Young life) In dairy farming, a young heifer must - in theory and if everything goes well - not only be fit and mature at 24 months, but also calve for first time. In practice, this goal is not always achieved. Every extra mon...

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Resilience in agriculture: ILVO and KULeuven, Flemish partners in large Horizon2020 project

“If you want to strengthen resilience in agriculture, it is not enough to focus on the stability of the farm. The concepts of flexibility and transition must also be looked at more closely.” This is the starting point of the 16 research centers from the 11 European countries involved in ...

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ILVO Annual Report 2017: more European funding and a renewed vision of the future

In 2017, Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO) increased its share of competitive research funding. ILVO saw its Own Capital fund grow again relative to its basic government grant. Several more reasons can be found to look back on the past year in a positive way.

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A step closer to the switch from quota management to effort management in mixed beam trawl fishing

Knowledge about tactical choices of individual fishermen and interactions between complete fleets brings us a step closer to the switch from quota management to effort management in mixed beam trawl fishing "Not only the amount of fish and the intensity of the fishing determine the catch: the behav...

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‘DataHub for AgroFood’ starts with a focus on transparency, data privacy and data ownership. Farmers play a central role.

For the next 3 years, ILVO will work together with the Innovative Company Network for Smart Digital Farming (SDF) and 6 companies and agriculture organizations (AVEVE, Boerenbond, CRV, DGZ, Innovatiesteunpunt, Milcobel) to develop a ‘DataHub for AgroFood’. The hub makes it possible to ex...

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Internet of Things in agriculture: Flemish people debate about its strengths and further roll-out at the stakeholder meeting in Almeria (Spain)

Representatives of the Flemish agro-food sector travelled on 1 March 2018, invited by ILVO, to the European stakeholders meeting of the European Horizon2020 innovative project IoF2020. They reacted positively to the stories and questions that they heard there. IoF stands for Internet of Farm and Foo...

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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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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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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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