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14.05.2018

European organic greenhouses based on agro-ecological practices

EU research project Greenresilient, with ILVO and PCG as Belgian partners, starts in 8 European countries Greenhouse production is a highly intensive cropping system that guarantees out-of-season production in any climatic condition. In the recently launched 3-year CORE Organic Cofund ERA-NET proje...
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11.05.2018

Multifunctional use of woody borders, grass strips and extensive grassland management

How do crop yield, ecosystem services and biodiversity influence each other? For the first time, the impact of woody borders, grass strips or nature-oriented grassland management has been studied in a global way. The combined effect on crop yield, biodiversity and several possible ecosystem service...
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04.05.2018

Shrimp electropulse fishing: Study of possible side effects delivers reassuring results

The short electric pulses (“pulse”) used in shrimp electropulse fishing do not cause any malformations in either fish eggs or larvae. During the experiments, the eggs and larvae develop normally. Only minimal losses were observed in the young life stages of some fish larvae. A certain ...
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27.04.2018

Independent digital comparison tool helps pig farmers to choose the right boar line

For the first time, Flemish pig farmers are able to consult ‘consumer reports’ on boar sperm. themselves. ILVO has now launched an interactive tool to offer more transparency and autonomy to farmers when choosing the right boar line. “The new tool shows, in a quick and interactive...
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20.04.2018

Global conference at ILVO provides clarification about patents on plants

ILVO hosts about 100 international representatives from the ornamental and fruit breeding sector at the annual CIOPORA conference After years of uncertainty and discussions about what can or cannot be patented in the plant world, the European Patent Office (EPO) has now provided clarification. Pla...
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