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Not only the variety but also the 'terroir' of hops determines the taste, aroma and mouthfeel of beer

For the first time it has been shown that the 'terroir' of hops - the combination of environmental factors and cultivation technique - can have an impact on the 'flavour' - the combination of the mouthfeel, aroma and flavour of beer. This was done within the doctoral research of Ann Van Holle, respo...

ILVO-UGhent Press Release

Skin ulcers in flatfish: scientists unravel part of the complex mechanism of formation

In the period 2011-2014, many flatfish showed skin ulcers, an alarming sign of disturbance for which no explanation could be given at that time. Thanks to innovation and multidisciplinary research, there are now indications that these skin ulcers are caused by a combination of circumstances. "Variou...

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Offshore Wind Farms and the marine ecosystem: 10 years of monitoring

By the end of 2020, 399 offshore wind turbines will have been installed in the Belgian part of the North Sea. During the past decade, scientists have monitored their impact on the marine environment. For the occasion of Global Wind Day 2020, the scientific partners and the Belgian Offshore Platform ...

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Protecting a cabbage field? Good viruses disable bad bacteria. Researchers are looking for horticulturists for field experiments

A remarkable new control technique against bacterial disease Xanthomonas is being developed for sprout and cabbage cultivation. This involves the use of bacteriophage (i.e. bacteria-eating) viruses that only attack specific, harmful plant bacteria. "After 7 years of research work in laboratories and...

ILVO-UGhent Press Release

PhD: Reducing ammonia and especially odor emissions from the pig house by adapted ventilation

"In principle, with interventions that cost absolutely nothing, we can reduce the odor from an ordinary Flemish pig stable with a slatted floor by 34%, and the ammonia emission by 11%," says ILVO-UGent research Rafael Tabase at the end of his PhD. He carried out research into improved ventilation re...

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PhD on lettuce cultivation in greenhouses: ...

... more in-depth knowledge of soil pathogens in greenhouse soil offers opportunities for more successful integrated control In the intensive greenhouse cultivation of butterhead lettuce, the correct identification of soil pathogens and newly acquired insights into their potential to damage crops c...

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Fertilization and disease control via soil bacteria? Promising results have been achieved in maize plants under cold stress and fungal infection.

Bacteria that can improve maize growth under cold temperatures and bacteria that can limit the effects of a fungal infection with Rhizoctonia solani were discovered by ILVO-VIB researcher Stien Beirinckx using the metabarcoding technique. With this knowledge, researchers can start 'programming' the ...

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VIB field trial with maize variety to investigate drought tolerance in practice

Ghent, 14 May 2020. VIB researchers led by Dr Hilde Nelissen and Prof Dirk Inzé are starting a field trial today with a maize variety that is better adapted to drought conditions.

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ILVO conducts algae feeding trials on broilers and laying hens for the first time

Do hens and their meat or eggs benefit from adding algae to their feed? Although the ValgOrize project focuses on on sustainably and qualitatively produced tasty algae for human consumption, researchers from Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO) are also looking at h...

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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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