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16.05.2019

New digital 3D growth model soy now more powerful with water availability factor added

For the first time, the 'water availability' factor has been added to the factor of photosynthesis in a digital 3D plant model for soy growth. This makes it possible to better explain the growth of the crop than before. In plant research, 3D models increased knowledge about the behavior of an indivi...
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08.05.2019

Scientific state of the art: the air purifying effect of plants

What effect do plants have on air quality, indoors and outdoors? Which plants are best and how should they be planted for optimal air purification? The Green-Air project tells us what we need to know. Can a limited number of ferns suffice to purify the air in an office space of 9 m2 and does a green...
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06.05.2019

Short-chain marketing facilitates ON FARM research by ILVO

ILVO is setting up a structural research collaboration with a number of farms active in short-chain farm marketing. The intention is a smart way of extending ILVO’s research acreage to include agricultural models not yet present on ILVO's own experimental farm. The initiative embodies the idea...
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25.04.2019

Mapping North Sea bottom-dwellers via automated DNA-recognition

In the next three years, monitoring of the marine ecosystem in the North Sea will become more accurate and more efficient thanks to a European research project (the Interreg North Sea Project GEANS), coordinated by Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO). Scientists fr...
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08.04.2019

Tuning under-utilized fish (products) into valuable, profitable feed additives using a silage technique.

Fish heads and cutting residues from the fish processing companies, as well as landed substandard fish which may not be sold for human consumption, can be processed with higher quality and more sustainably than has been done so far. In particular, ensiling makes it possible to stabilise the secondar...
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