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07.08.2018

Case studies livestock farming of the IoF2020 project: potential value creations from the data are starting to become clear

The internet of things is starting to show promising applications in agriculture. ILVO has joined forces with companies in the domain of livestock farming to monitor pigs and cattle in real time. 'Data-driven decision-making is on the agenda more than ever for making agriculture more sustainable,' s...
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04.07.2018

Exploratory research on spray drones in precision agriculture

For the first time in Flanders a test flight has been carried out with a spray drone - a drone that can apply plant protection products to field crops. ILVO, “Noordzeedrones” and Inagro are working together on a training called 'drone flying in agriculture'. Noordzeedrones has bought the...
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03.07.2018

New Interreg project Horti-BlueC launched: towards more sustainable and circular cultivation substrates for horticulture

Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Research (ILVO), together with 8 partners from neighboring countries, tackles an important problem in conventional (greenhouse) horticulture. In the Interreg project Horti-BlueC, they demonstrate how to upgrade local residual flows into...
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12.06.2018

First test with Flemish seaweed features interesting tastes and textures

The Flemish “sugar kelp” (Saccharina latissima), a local species of seaweed, seems different from sugar kelp grown in other regions and seas. That is the observation from a culinary test made with the very first harvest of trial-grown seaweed plants from the research project Value@Sea. "...
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12.06.2018

MoniCow takes an important step towards more efficient cattle monitoring

After three years of research, the partners of the imec.icon project MoniCow have a prototype ready that offers a solution for cattle monitoring. For first time, different indicators for fertility and health are integrated in a minimal number of sensors (ear tag + collar) which continually send rea...
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