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08.06.2020

Protecting a cabbage field? Good viruses disable bad bacteria. Researchers are looking for horticulturists for field experiments

A remarkable new control technique against bacterial disease Xanthomonas is being developed for sprout and cabbage cultivation. This involves the use of bacteriophage (i.e. bacteria-eating) viruses that only attack specific, harmful plant bacteria. "After 7 years of research work in laboratories and...
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02.06.2020

PhD: Reducing ammonia and especially odor emissions from the pig house by adapted ventilation

"In principle, with interventions that cost absolutely nothing, we can reduce the odor from an ordinary Flemish pig stable with a slatted floor by 34%, and the ammonia emission by 11%," says ILVO-UGent research Rafael Tabase at the end of his PhD. He carried out research into improved ventilation re...
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28.05.2020

PhD on lettuce cultivation in greenhouses: ...

... more in-depth knowledge of soil pathogens in greenhouse soil offers opportunities for more successful integrated control In the intensive greenhouse cultivation of butterhead lettuce, the correct identification of soil pathogens and newly acquired insights into their potential to damage crops c...
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25.05.2020

Fertilization and disease control via soil bacteria? Promising results have been achieved in maize plants under cold stress and fungal infection.

Bacteria that can improve maize growth under cold temperatures and bacteria that can limit the effects of a fungal infection with Rhizoctonia solani were discovered by ILVO-VIB researcher Stien Beirinckx using the metabarcoding technique. With this knowledge, researchers can start 'programming' the ...
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14.05.2020

VIB field trial with maize variety to investigate drought tolerance in practice

Ghent, 14 May 2020. VIB researchers led by Dr Hilde Nelissen and Prof Dirk Inzé are starting a field trial today with a maize variety that is better adapted to drought conditions.
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