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Effects of the Corona crisis on individual agriculture, horticulture and floriculture companies? ILVO launches a survey.

In Belgium, on Friday 13 March 2020 starting at midnight, drastic measures were taken to counter the spread of COVID-19, the so-called corona virus. On 17 and 27 March, stricter rules and extensions followed. For more than a month everyone is living in a new reality. This new reality undoubtedly als...

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ILVO shares procedures and learning films on Corona-protected working

ILVO remains operational during the Corona crisis. "Our teams are working at the maximum allowed capacity, including our collaborations with farms and companies". Those who can work from home (nearly 2/3 of the employees) are required to do so. For those working in the labs, workshops, greenhouses, ...

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Boxwood moth is declining in Flanders. Environmentally friendly control is perfectly feasible, but good timing is crucial

Good news for lovers of green gardens: bare bushes are a thing of the past. The boxwood moth will probably never disappear, but for the first time since its arrival, the pest pressure is decreasing. Damaged plants seem to recover well and pest control is perfectly achievable, provided timely actions...

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Disinfectants in the livestock shed do not cause resistant bacteria, if applied correctly

In order to prevent and combat animal diseases, stables and their surroundings must be disinfected on a regular basis. However, there are indications - based on laboratory tests - that the use of disinfectants can lead to resistance in bacteria. This resistance would then not only build up against t...

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Counteracting coastal erosion with natural reefs?

Experiments in the North Sea now focus on cleverly constructed mussel beds. The scientific project 'Coastbusters' will receive follow-up funding to further explore the possibility of deploying living, natural coastal management to protect coastal zones. Over the past three years, interesting tes...

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Knowledge sharing and research on agroecology and organic farming: Living Lab Agroecology and Organic Agriculture (LLAEBIO) is born at ILVO.

ILVO has created a living lab for agroecology and organic agriculture, or LLAEBIO for short. The aim is for farmers, researchers and information officers as well as the general public to find their way to information, cooperation and workable systems. For the information and contact function, a cen...

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Fewer animals needed in fisheries research thanks to video and crowdsourcing

Reflex tests on fish which are used to determine the stress state and survival rate after discards must be correctly conducted and interpreted, and therefore require training. Thanks to recently published ILVO research on the use of video and crowdsourcing (product improvement based on the knowledge...

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A regional study on tropical shrimp fisheries shows that in-depth biological knowledge can lead to targeted sustainability

and even to a simplification of management. Extensive sustainability in the fishery requires in-depth knowledge of target species as well as protection of coastal ecosystems, which is again confirmed by a Flemish-Surinamese study on shrimp fishery in Guyana and Suriname. This fishery already has M...

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ILVO and Boerenbond join European network to stimulate knowledge sharing on sustainable innovation in cattle farming

Research institutes, consultants, agricultural organisations, livestock farmers and other stakeholders from 9 EU member states are joining forces to accelerate the exchange of ideas on how to make European cattle farming more sustainable. In the new trans-European network BovINE, they will perform c...

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Top researcher ILVO joins OECD scientific advisory body

The OECD appoints Lieve Herman - one of the department heads at ILVO - as a member of the Scientific Advisory Body (SAB) of its Cooperative Research Programme (CRP) on the management of organic raw materials for sustainable agricultural systems. Herman is the first Flemish scientist to receive such ...

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