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18.03.2019

The ValgOrize project is launched! Research towards the valorization of seaweed and microalgae as food on the European market

Sustainably grown algal biomass can play a vital role in feeding the world by 2050. However, consumers in Europe are not used to eating seaweed and microalgae and food producers lack a reliable supply, which slows down innovation in the value chain. Twelve Belgian, Dutch, French and British partners...
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06.03.2019

ILVO is again partner in a large-scale EU research project on Precision Agriculture: Horizon2020 Project “Smartagrihubs" has been launched.

With the HORIZON2020 Project SmartAgriHubs, Europe is investing in the further development and expansion of digital innovation hubs. These hubs serve as a platform for each actor in the Agri-food chain. The aim of this European project is to accelerate the digital transformation of sustainable preci...
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06.03.2019

Internet-of-Cows: combination of sensors on neck and leg works better than one sensor for detection of heat and calving in dairy cattle

Sensors that continuously measure dairy cow behaviors such as lying down, walking, standing, eating and ruminating can predict timing of heat and calving within 2 and 24 hours in advance with high accuracy. The combination of sensors does better than one sensor, especially at the last hours before h...
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28.02.2019

Matchmaking in the plant world?! Male infertility in celery via asymmetric protoplast fusion can increase breeders’ efficiency and stability.

For the first time cells of celery and carrot were fused with each other and grown into viable adult plants. Once mature, it is possible that these fused plants will no longer be able to self-pollinate via their own stamens. Only another celery plant will then be able to fertilize them. This opens i...
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12.02.2019

ILVO, HOGENT and TRIAS join forces with Peruvian farmers and researchers around potato TUNTAs

ILVO, HOGENT and TRIAS guide a local Peruvian agricultural cooperative and university to optimize the semi-industrial production of their traditional tunas - white freeze-dried potatoes that play an important role in the daily diet of the local population. Due to climate change, the potato farmers ...
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