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12.03.2020

Disinfectants in the livestock shed do not cause resistant bacteria, if applied correctly

In order to prevent and combat animal diseases, stables and their surroundings must be disinfected on a regular basis. However, there are indications - based on laboratory tests - that the use of disinfectants can lead to resistance in bacteria. This resistance would then not only build up against t...
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11.03.2020

Counteracting coastal erosion with natural reefs?

Experiments in the North Sea now focus on cleverly constructed mussel beds. The scientific project 'Coastbusters' will receive follow-up funding to further explore the possibility of deploying living, natural coastal management to protect coastal zones. Over the past three years, interesting tes...
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09.03.2020

Knowledge sharing and research on agroecology and organic farming: Living Lab Agroecology and Organic Agriculture (LLAEBIO) is born at ILVO.

ILVO has created a living lab for agroecology and organic agriculture, or LLAEBIO for short. The aim is for farmers, researchers and information officers as well as the general public to find their way to information, cooperation and workable systems. For the information and contact function, a cen...
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27.02.2020

Fewer animals needed in fisheries research thanks to video and crowdsourcing

Reflex tests on fish which are used to determine the stress state and survival rate after discards must be correctly conducted and interpreted, and therefore require training. Thanks to recently published ILVO research on the use of video and crowdsourcing (product improvement based on the knowledge...
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06.02.2020

A regional study on tropical shrimp fisheries shows that in-depth biological knowledge can lead to targeted sustainability

and even to a simplification of management. Extensive sustainability in the fishery requires in-depth knowledge of target species as well as protection of coastal ecosystems, which is again confirmed by a Flemish-Surinamese study on shrimp fishery in Guyana and Suriname. This fishery already has M...
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