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30.07.2020

First large-scale AGRO-ECOLOGICAL TEST PLATFORM launched in Flanders Accelerated insights into sustainable agricultural practices

The Hansbeke castle (located in the community of Deinze in Flanders, Belgium) has about 50 hectares of farmland. ILVO (Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) has concluded a promising cooperation agreement with co-owner and organic farmer Felix de Bousies (company PHAE) and...
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14.07.2020

Be inspired by the Coastbusters approach to sustainable coastal defense!

Worldwide we are all feeling the impact of climate change along our coastal regions, with higher sea levels and more extreme weather events. The ambitious Coastbusters project aimed to take a fresh look at traditional, unsustainable coastal defense methods and instead, develop systems that work with...
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10.07.2020

5G in agriculture and food: Five x Gezondheid (HEALTH) as a beacon for ILVO research

ILVO is gearing up its integrated research for agriculture, fisheries and food. In the renewed research strategy that is currently being elaborated, the research institute places its research efforts under the heading of “5G” (5 x “Gezondheid” or Health) of the agrifood syste...
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29.06.2020

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...
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18.06.2020

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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