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ILVO strengthens contacts with PERU: Memorandum of Understanding with INIA - Peru signed

ILVO and its Peruvian counterpart INIA – Peru have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that enables scientific cooperation and exchange, effective immediately. The ambassador for Peru in our country, and also the permanent representative to the EU Gonzalo Gutierres, attended the officia...

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New campus for VLIZ and ILVO on east coast of Oostende

BRUSSELS, 8 July 2019 – Ministers Muyters and Van den Heuvel today signed the construction project for the new building which will coincide with the VLIZ (Flemish Institute for the Sea) and the Ostend branch of the ILVO (Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) on the e...

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Smart crop protection in potato and fruit cultivation thanks to Flemish technology

Smart cameras on drones or tractors can detect plant diseases in agricultural crops. For instance, farmers will be able to detect and treat local disease outbreaks on their fields according to the principle of precision farming, leading to better crop protection. The new Industry 4.0 experimental fa...

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LCA (life cycle analysis) in agricultural context? Improved methodology now includes indicators for soil quality and ecosystem services.

Adjustments in the LCA methodology will lead to better and more comprehensive evaluation of the environmental sustainability of agriculture and of food products. By working out measurable indicators for the complex concepts of 'restoring soil quality' and by taking 'ecosystem services' into account,...

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Brown shrimps in the North Sea are doing just fine

There are many scientific data on the North Sea fish stocks. Specifically for brown shrimps, the time series show no downward trend. Hans Polet, science director at ILVO (Flemish Institute for Agricultural, Fisheries and Nutrition Research): “The recent statement in the media that 5 times less...

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Improved methodology for detection of antibiotic residues in milk and meat

ILVO and Ghent University have set up an analytical method for antibiotic residues in milk and meat matrices that are faster, cheaper, and at least as easy and reliable than what already exists. In his doctoral study on the subject, ILVO researcher Geert Van Royen achieved remarkable results mainly ...

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ILVO and RBINS-OD nature inventories of macro-and micro-plastics in the Belgian fishing areas and on the beaches

The research partners of the EMFF-FIVA *-research project MarinePlastics have started a study that accurately maps how much and what types of plastic are found on the Belgian fishing grounds. It involves both larger pieces of waste (macro-plastics larger than 5 mm) and minuscule plastic particles (m...

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ILVO, HOGENT, TRIAS and Peruvian farmers and researchers join forces around potato “TUNTAS”

ILVO, HOGENT and TRIAS are hosting a Peruvian delegation to the Food Pilot (ILVO, Melle, Belgium) to get the production of so-called “tuntas” (freeze dried potatoes) in a small cooperative factory in the Andes. Flemish food technologists perform experiments and analyses in Belgium togeth...

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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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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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