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13.11.2018

Lessons learned from 5 years of Pilot Projects for a Productive Landscape (PPPL)

Manifesto with 5 recommendations for successful alliances between agriculture, landscape and design A productive landscape with sustainable food production requires investments in blue climate services, transformation supervision for farmers, food directors who have time and space to actively work ...
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09.11.2018

New tools for research into biofilms: sources of contamination can now be detected and dealt with faster

Undesirable bacteria present in biofilms can possibly be suppressed by placing harmless biofilm formers next to them. That is one of the innovative ideas that emerge from the ILVO-KUL doctoral research by Sharon Maes. Biofilms are a feared source of contamination in food companies and stables, for e...
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30.10.2018

Unhealthy stress and the liveability of the Flemish farming family – call for participants in new research study

ILVO is starting a delicate investigation into the well-being of farm families. The intention is to find out the degree of long-term stress present in these families, what the causes are and how that stress is being handled. There are indications that farmers run more risks in terms of excessive men...
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17.10.2018

Colruyt Group and partners pioneer organic soy growing in Belgium

The partners are organic farmer Simon Colembie, La vie est belle, Colruyt Group, ILVO and Inagro. Together they have started an innovative production concept for locally-grown organic soy. Halle, October 17, 2018 - Colruyt Group joined forces with farmer Simon Colembie from Kruishoutem and the Brug...
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08.10.2018

Soil passport as a new tool to manage agricultural parcels more sustainably

ILVO has started to create a kind of 'medical record' of its field plots. All soil data - crop rotation, treatments and treatments, analyses, yields and environmental conditions - are compiled. This type of an integrated dataset enables richer data mining, which can provide new insights in the field...
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