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12.05.2020

ILVO conducts algae feeding trials on broilers and laying hens for the first time

Do hens and their meat or eggs benefit from adding algae to their feed? Although the ValgOrize project focuses on on sustainably and qualitatively produced tasty algae for human consumption, researchers from Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO) are also looking at h...
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27.04.2020

Effects of the Corona crisis on individual agriculture, horticulture and floriculture companies? ILVO launches a survey.

In Belgium, on Friday 13 March 2020 starting at midnight, drastic measures were taken to counter the spread of COVID-19, the so-called corona virus. On 17 and 27 March, stricter rules and extensions followed. For more than a month everyone is living in a new reality. This new reality undoubtedly als...
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08.04.2020

ILVO shares procedures and learning films on Corona-protected working

ILVO remains operational during the Corona crisis. "Our teams are working at the maximum allowed capacity, including our collaborations with farms and companies". Those who can work from home (nearly 2/3 of the employees) are required to do so. For those working in the labs, workshops, greenhouses, ...
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31.03.2020

Boxwood moth is declining in Flanders. Environmentally friendly control is perfectly feasible, but good timing is crucial

Good news for lovers of green gardens: bare bushes are a thing of the past. The boxwood moth will probably never disappear, but for the first time since its arrival, the pest pressure is decreasing. Damaged plants seem to recover well and pest control is perfectly achievable, provided timely actions...
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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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