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Services ILVO - Technology and Food Services - Food Pilot

This brochure summarizes the technological, advisory and analytical services of the Food Pilot. The Food Pilot is the application and analysis center at the Flanders research institute for agriculture, fisheries and food (ILVO) and Flanders’ FOOD. The Food Pilot supports food companies who wis...

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Road to better welfare – welfare of broiler chickens during transportation

ILVO-Ghent University doctoral thesis of Leonie Jacobs: "Road to better welfare – welfare of broiler chickens during transportation” During transport to and from the broiler house, fit broiler chicks and chickens generally fare well. But animal welfare issues such as stress, cold, ...

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Farm composting comes a step closer to reality after doctoral study reveals hopeful test cases

More than three-fourths of farmers in Flanders know that homemade compost would work to improve the quality of their soil. But the investment required (compost turner, concrete pad), the know-how, the legal restrictions and problems with availability of the required ingredients (such as a shortage o...

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Nematodes in Moroccan grain fields: detection and identification of the nematoes and resistance screening of wheat varieties benefits nematode management

On 26 October 2016 Fouad Mokrini defended his doctoral research titled "Root-lesion and cyst nematodes in cereal fields in Morocco: species identification, population diversity and crop resistance”. Promotors were Prof. Luc Tirry (Ghent University) and Prof. Nicole Viaene and Prof. Maurice Moe...

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Good news for vegetable cultivation: risk of spread of pospiviroids via weeds and insects appears to be very limited.

Prevention is best done via disinfection and hygiene. Noémi Van Bogaert recently defended her doctoral research entitled "Viroid-insect-plant interactions in view of transmission routes”. Promotors are Prof. Guy Smagghe of Ghent University and Dr. Kris De Jonghe of ILVO. Pathogenic po...

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Claw problems and lameness of gestating sows can be dramatically improved by changes in flooring and management

Better mobility and fewer claw lesions in gestating sows can be achieved by improving the environment and management. These are the results of a long-term doctoral study performed by Emilie-Julie Bos, MSc. At ILVO and Ghent University, with promotors Dominiek Maes (Ghent University) and Frank Tuytte...

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Analysis methods developed for pathogenic “non-O157 STEC” E. coli bacteria in food

Good news for food safety. Reliable detection and precise identification of additional E. coli bacteria in food is now possible thanks to the doctoral work of Bavo Verhaegen. Verhaegen has worked on the so-called non-0157 STEC, a group of E. coli bacteria that are hard to detect in food due to a la...

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More milk with less grass.

Genetic research makes targeted breeding possible towards English ray grass with better cell wall digestibility. On the 4th of July 2016 Frederik Van Parijs defended his doctoral thesis entitled "Cell wall digestibility of perennial ryegrass: an association mapping approach". The promotors are Prof...

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The story of the seabob fishery in Suriname

Ecolabels, participatory management and scientific research all enable sustainable fishing of tropical shrimp: the story of the seabob fishery in Suriname On Thursday June 2nd Tomas Willems defended his doctoral research entitled “An ecosystem approach to fisheries management: the Atlantic Se...

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From antibiotics to vaccines and biosafety: average €2.67 more profit per delivered meat pig

Antibiotic use can be substantially reduced on closed pig farms by substituting biosafety measures and targeted vaccines, without threatening the profit margin. Farm simulations even suggest the likelihood for more profit per delivered meat pig, according to a long-term empirical study at nearly 50 ...

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