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12.06.2018

MoniCow takes an important step towards more efficient cattle monitoring

After three years of research, the partners of the imec.icon project MoniCow have a prototype ready that offers a solution for cattle monitoring. For first time, different indicators for fertility and health are integrated in a minimal number of sensors (ear tag + collar) which continually send rea...
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11.06.2018

New rose genome provides insight into diversity and important flower and bloom characteristics

Another important step has been taken in the genetic research of the rose. Barely a month after a first team of researchers unraveled the genome of the rose and could link genes to odor and color variation, a second team of scientists managed to do the same for thorn density and important flower and...
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05.06.2018

High-tech breeding opens door for development of compact ornamental shrubs

Compact shrubs for compact gardens: that was the goal of 4 years of research by ILVO-Ghent University researcher Hanne Denaeghel. She reached pioneering work with the application of advanced breeding techniques on woody plants.
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04.06.2018

Veterinary advice has proven its economic added value for farms and animal-based measuring systems

The economic added value of an animal-based measuring system can be increased by taking the economic value into account during the technical development phase. Veterinary advice can also have a positive influence. This type of animal health model where farmers pay for coaching is still difficult in ...
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02.06.2018

Two thousand recreational fishermen account for 1% of the total catch

Last year, around 2000 recreational fishermen landed 213 tons of fishery products from the Belgian part of the North Sea. This represents only 1% of the total commercial and recreational supply. Combined, the sector represents direct expenditures of 5 million euros.
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