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04.07.2016

More milk with less grass.

Genetic research makes targeted breeding possible towards English ray grass with better cell wall digestibility. On the 4th of July 2016 Frederik Van Parijs defended his doctoral thesis entitled "Cell wall digestibility of perennial ryegrass: an association mapping approach". The promotors are Prof...
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02.06.2016

The story of the seabob fishery in Suriname

Ecolabels, participatory management and scientific research all enable sustainable fishing of tropical shrimp: the story of the seabob fishery in Suriname On Thursday June 2nd Tomas Willems defended his doctoral research entitled “An ecosystem approach to fisheries management: the Atlantic Se...
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27.05.2016

From antibiotics to vaccines and biosafety: average €2.67 more profit per delivered meat pig

Antibiotic use can be substantially reduced on closed pig farms by substituting biosafety measures and targeted vaccines, without threatening the profit margin. Farm simulations even suggest the likelihood for more profit per delivered meat pig, according to a long-term empirical study at nearly 50 ...
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25.04.2016

The marriage between GM crops and European agricultural practice is on the rocks: where did it go wrong?

On 26th April 2016 Linde Inghelbrecht defended her doctoral research: “GM crops in the EU as a wicked problem. On technology, morality and a polarized debate”. The promotors of this doctoral work are Prof. Guido Van Huylenbroeck of Ghent University and Prof. Joost Dessein of ILVO and Gh...
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21.04.2016

From flatfish reflexes to implementation of the European landing obligation

An exception to the landing obligation is possible for plaice, according to recent research predicting the survival of discarded fish. ILVO researchers, working in collaboration with the Belgian boat owners’ association (Rederscentrale) and Belgian fishermen, optimized a methodology using refl...
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