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24.05.2018

Bio-engineers from Ghent develop biological control of fruit flies

Researchers from Ghent University and ILVO have developed a biological method to combat fruit flies that live on fresh fruit. This new method is harmless for other organisms: a first!
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16.05.2018

Interreg 2 Seas project BioBoost launched

Nine research partners from Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom are working together to find new applications for the bio-economy for horticultural residues. In Flanders, ILVO, Inagro and Vives are participating. The project in question is called BioBoost. It runs for 3 years and began i...
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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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