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Unhealthy stress and the liveability of the Flemish farming family – call for participants in new research study

ILVO is starting a delicate investigation into the well-being of farm families. The intention is to find out the degree of long-term stress present in these families, what the causes are and how that stress is being handled. There are indications that farmers run more risks in terms of excessive men...

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Colruyt Group and partners pioneer organic soy growing in Belgium

The partners are organic farmer Simon Colembie, La vie est belle, Colruyt Group, ILVO and Inagro. Together they have started an innovative production concept for locally-grown organic soy. Halle, October 17, 2018 - Colruyt Group joined forces with farmer Simon Colembie from Kruishoutem and the Brug...

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Soil passport as a new tool to manage agricultural parcels more sustainably

ILVO has started to create a kind of 'medical record' of its field plots. All soil data - crop rotation, treatments and treatments, analyses, yields and environmental conditions - are compiled. This type of an integrated dataset enables richer data mining, which can provide new insights in the field...

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The first aquaculture products from the project area “North Sea Aquaculture” are a fact AND a success: particularly flavoursome Belgian mussels

“North Sea Aquaculture” is bearing more fruit: successful collaboration between universities, government and the business world Halle, 18 September 2018 – Today, the first Belgian mussels from the “North Sea Aquaculture” project area (EDULIS and Value@Sea sub-projects)...

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Climate news: Methane emission reduction by one-third now possible on Flemish dairy farms.

Milk in Flanders can now be produced in a dramatically more climate-friendly way – if the latest products and strategies from scientific research are applied in practice. The Climate and Agriculture team of ILVO, Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, has successfull...

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Researchers at ILVO leave the airplane on the runway

The Week of Mobility (16 - 22 September) is coming! Numerous actions and initiatives then focus on our travel behavior and allow us to sample the alternatives, not only at home but also at work. ILVO researchers are already convinced. They are therefore taking on the challenge of making trips from a...

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ILVO exhibits FOOD and AGROTECHNICAL INNOVATIONS at the tech trade show SUPERNOVA

Weekend of 29 and 30 September 2018, in het Eilandje in Antwerp, Belgium. ILVO has no less than three stands about food innovations – from farm to fork!

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No, the world is not going to end now that CRISPR is GMO in Europe, but ...

"That’s really too bad!", was a repeated reaction from the research and agriculture world to the judgment of the European Court of Justice on CRISPR or 'gene editing'. Plant varieties developed with a CRISPR-modified ancestor and all food and feed produced from it now fall under the existing, ...

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Case studies livestock farming of the IoF2020 project: potential value creations from the data are starting to become clear

The internet of things is starting to show promising applications in agriculture. ILVO has joined forces with companies in the domain of livestock farming to monitor pigs and cattle in real time. 'Data-driven decision-making is on the agenda more than ever for making agriculture more sustainable,' s...

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Exploratory research on spray drones in precision agriculture

For the first time in Flanders a test flight has been carried out with a spray drone - a drone that can apply plant protection products to field crops. ILVO, “Noordzeedrones” and Inagro are working together on a training called 'drone flying in agriculture'. Noordzeedrones has bought the...

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