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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...


Organic Food and Farming in Flanders 2017 - 2018

With this publication we continue a biennial tradition. For the fifth time, we have gathered relevant information on research related to organic food and farming in Flanders. This overview shines a light on the research projects and results from 2017 and 2018.

Green-Air Press release

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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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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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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Tuning under-utilized fish (products) into valuable, profitable feed additives using a silage technique.

Fish heads and cutting residues from the fish processing companies, as well as landed substandard fish which may not be sold for human consumption, can be processed with higher quality and more sustainably than has been done so far. In particular, ensiling makes it possible to stabilise the secondar...

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