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20.05.2019

1,400 demo farms in Europe Map: European research project improves recipes for successful demonstrations

Training Kit for demo farmers and roadmap for organizers now available. What are the dos and don'ts in organizing demos for farmers? How to make a program rich, accessible and attractive? What tools do you promote smooth interaction among participants? And how do you discuss more sensitive themes? ...
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16.05.2019

New digital 3D growth model soy now more powerful with water availability factor added

For the first time, the 'water availability' factor has been added to the factor of photosynthesis in a digital 3D plant model for soy growth. This makes it possible to better explain the growth of the crop than before. In plant research, 3D models increased knowledge about the behavior of an indivi...
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08.05.2019

Scientific state of the art: the air purifying effect of plants

What effect do plants have on air quality, indoors and outdoors? Which plants are best and how should they be planted for optimal air purification? The Green-Air project tells us what we need to know. Can a limited number of ferns suffice to purify the air in an office space of 9 m2 and does a green...
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06.05.2019

Short-chain marketing facilitates ON FARM research by ILVO

ILVO is setting up a structural research collaboration with a number of farms active in short-chain farm marketing. The intention is a smart way of extending ILVO’s research acreage to include agricultural models not yet present on ILVO's own experimental farm. The initiative embodies the idea...
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25.04.2019

Mapping North Sea bottom-dwellers via automated DNA-recognition

In the next three years, monitoring of the marine ecosystem in the North Sea will become more accurate and more efficient thanks to a European research project (the Interreg North Sea Project GEANS), coordinated by Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO). Scientists fr...
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