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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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New Interreg project Horti-BlueC launched: towards more sustainable and circular cultivation substrates for horticulture

Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Research (ILVO), together with 8 partners from neighboring countries, tackles an important problem in conventional (greenhouse) horticulture. In the Interreg project Horti-BlueC, they demonstrate how to upgrade local residual flows into...

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First test with Flemish seaweed features interesting tastes and textures

The Flemish “sugar kelp” (Saccharina latissima), a local species of seaweed, seems different from sugar kelp grown in other regions and seas. That is the observation from a culinary test made with the very first harvest of trial-grown seaweed plants from the research project Value@Sea. "...

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MoniCow takes an important step towards more efficient cattle monitoring

After three years of research, the partners of the imec.icon project MoniCow have a prototype ready that offers a solution for cattle monitoring. For first time, different indicators for fertility and health are integrated in a minimal number of sensors (ear tag + collar) which continually send rea...

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New rose genome provides insight into diversity and important flower and bloom characteristics

Another important step has been taken in the genetic research of the rose. Barely a month after a first team of researchers unraveled the genome of the rose and could link genes to odor and color variation, a second team of scientists managed to do the same for thorn density and important flower and...

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High-tech breeding opens door for development of compact ornamental shrubs

Compact shrubs for compact gardens: that was the goal of 4 years of research by ILVO-Ghent University researcher Hanne Denaeghel. She reached pioneering work with the application of advanced breeding techniques on woody plants.

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