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15.09.2020

Legumes are getting off the ground in Flanders. Great enthusiasm to grow, process and eat them.

Legumes (or “pulses”) have a future in Flanders. Consumer and retail demand is rising, all links in the chain are locally present and the first attempts to grow them are promising. In addition, all parties are very enthusiastic about working with them. This became clear during a sector m...
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14.09.2020

One step closer to seaweed, oyster and mussel farming in the Belgian North Sea

According to research by UGent, ILVO, Belwind, Brevisco, C-Power, Colruyt Group, DEME Group, Lobster Fish, OD Natural Environment and Sioen Industries, culturing seaweed and shellfish in the Belgian North Sea is biologically feasible. The economic feasibility depends on tackling technical challenges...
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26.08.2020

Alternative proteins for use in a wider range of food products? ILVO and Flanders' FOOD are up to the challenge

In the Food Pilot in Melle, Flemish Minister of Economy, Innovation, Work, Social Economy and Agriculture Hilde Crevits inaugurated a new protein processing machine. The 'high moisture extruder' can process protein powder isolated from alternative proteins such as soy and sunflower seeds into protei...
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17.08.2020

Exceptional ILVO trial proves that new varieties yield considerably more grass than old varieties

"Dairy farmer can save up to 2 ha of land through smart choice of grass varieties". Dairy farmers can get up to 20% more grass (in dry matter) from their land by choosing new varieties. This is shown by an exceptionally large comparative variety trial of Italian ryegrass, carried out by Flanders R...
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30.07.2020

First large-scale AGRO-ECOLOGICAL TEST PLATFORM launched in Flanders Accelerated insights into sustainable agricultural practices

The Hansbeke castle (located in the community of Deinze in Flanders, Belgium) has about 50 hectares of farmland. ILVO (Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) has concluded a promising cooperation agreement with co-owner and organic farmer Felix de Bousies (company PHAE) and...
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