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05.01.2018

Predicting fertilizer spread patterns: now faster and more precise

Doctoral research immediately transferred into new, specialized ILVO service provision Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO) has launched a new, specialized service to predict where fertilizer grains will land on the field. Equipment manufacturers, farmers and field...
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05.01.2018

ILVO named coordinator of the independent testing for boars in Flanders pig farming

At the end of 2017, the pig and pork organizations reached an agreement about independent testing for Belgian boars.
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02.01.2018

Improved performance of chemical and biological air scrubbers in pig barns achieved after simple adjustments

For the last 10 years, Flanders has required farmers to install a low-emissions system in all newly-built conventional (non-organic) pig and poultry housing. In her doctoral research (Ghent University/ILVO) about the efficiency of ammonia reduction in the currently-available chemical and organic air...
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22.12.2017

A value chain for maize straw in the bio-economy: why Flanders can’t (yet) do what Canada can

In Flanders, a potential 120,000 tons of maize straw could be removed from the field as raw material for the bio-economy. But who is going to organize it? And is that even possible? According to ILVO-Ghent University doctoral researcher Anouk Mertens, a value chain for Flemish maize straw is indeed ...
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20.12.2017

Optimal delivery of meat pigs

On 19 December Frederik Leen defended his doctoral thesis entitled Pig delivery weight optimization: revitalizing an old paradigm? Promotors of the PhD were Prof. Dr. Ludwig Lauwers (ILVO-Ghent University), and Dr. Ir. Jef Van Meensel and Dr. Sam Millet of ILVO.
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