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14.11.2019

Less peat in substrates for strawberry and tomato thanks to compost, wood fiber, biochar and chitin

ILVO and the partners of the European Horti-BlueC project are starting a series of ongoing practice tests for sustainable cultivation substrates. They developed mixtures with biochar and/or chitin and will investigate the effects on growth and health of strawberry and tomato as well as the interacti...
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10.10.2019

Launch of 'DjustConnect': turntable for sharing data in the agri-food chain has remarkable characteristics

After more than a year of intensive preparation, ILVO, together with AVEVE, Boerenbond, CRV, DGZ and Milcobel, launches a unique platform to share data in an advanced way within the Flemish agro food chain. The platform is called DjustConnect, a name that alludes to performance and efficiency. Ingen...
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08.10.2019

Mental stress in farmers is serious. (Seeking) help could be better

On the Global Day for Mental Health (10 October 2019), ILVO draws attention to the first interim results from its research into the well-being of the Flemish farmer (male and female). Most striking is that farmers of both genders don't usually seek help when they develop deep long-term stress sympto...
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07.10.2019

Joris Relaes is new president of the agricultural platform Agrolink Vlaanderen. "An even tighter focus on working together."

Joris Relaes, Administrator-General of ILVO, has been appointed chairman of Agrolink Flanders. He succeeds Nadine Buys, former dean of the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering at KU Leuven. Anne-Rose Gustin becomes the new coordinator and is responsible for the daily operations. Agrolink Flanders is a ...
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04.10.2019

Fourteen doctorates around stress in laying hens: Europe is aiming for an ambitious combination of better productivity and animal welfare.

16 European research centers, including ILVO, are launching a large-scale investigation over the next 4 years to map out the fundamental and more practical causes and consequences of stress in laying hens throughout their lives. The starting point is the EU ban on laying batteries in 2012, which has...
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