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European organic greenhouses based on agro-ecological practices

EU research project Greenresilient, with ILVO and PCG as Belgian partners, starts in 8 European countries Greenhouse production is a highly intensive cropping system that guarantees out-of-season production in any climatic condition. In the recently launched 3-year CORE Organic Cofund ERA-NET proje...

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Multifunctional use of woody borders, grass strips and extensive grassland management

How do crop yield, ecosystem services and biodiversity influence each other? For the first time, the impact of woody borders, grass strips or nature-oriented grassland management has been studied in a global way. The combined effect on crop yield, biodiversity and several possible ecosystem service...

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Shrimp electropulse fishing: Study of possible side effects delivers reassuring results

The short electric pulses (“pulse”) used in shrimp electropulse fishing do not cause any malformations in either fish eggs or larvae. During the experiments, the eggs and larvae develop normally. Only minimal losses were observed in the young life stages of some fish larvae. A certain ...

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Independent digital comparison tool helps pig farmers to choose the right boar line

For the first time, Flemish pig farmers are able to consult ‘consumer reports’ on boar sperm. themselves. ILVO has now launched an interactive tool to offer more transparency and autonomy to farmers when choosing the right boar line. “The new tool shows, in a quick and interactive...

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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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