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04.02.2020

Top researcher ILVO joins OECD scientific advisory body

The OECD appoints Lieve Herman - one of the department heads at ILVO - as a member of the Scientific Advisory Body (SAB) of its Cooperative Research Programme (CRP) on the management of organic raw materials for sustainable agricultural systems. Herman is the first Flemish scientist to receive such ...
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30.01.2020

Maize crop residues in the field? Balance between carbon in the soil and raw materials for the bioeconomy can now be calculated better after PhD

The root biomass of maize contributes - relatively speaking - twice or even three times as much to the build-up of stable soil organic matter in the soil as the above-ground crop residues (maize straw) do. The recent ILVO-UGent research by Hui Xu shows this conclusively. In her UGent-ILVO PhD she al...
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19.12.2019

Land-based aquaculture of grey shrimp getting closer? Two technical bottlenecks addressed through research.

Progress on shrimp aquaculture has been made through doctoral research. For the first time, researchers have succeeded in successfully cultivating baby shrimp into juvelines. Important steps have also been taken in the control and identification of the most important disease creators (viruses) of th...
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14.11.2019

Less peat in substrates for strawberry and tomato thanks to compost, wood fiber, biochar and chitin

ILVO and the partners of the European Horti-BlueC project are starting a series of ongoing practice tests for sustainable cultivation substrates. They developed mixtures with biochar and/or chitin and will investigate the effects on growth and health of strawberry and tomato as well as the interacti...
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10.10.2019

Launch of 'DjustConnect': turntable for sharing data in the agri-food chain has remarkable characteristics

After more than a year of intensive preparation, ILVO, together with AVEVE, Boerenbond, CRV, DGZ and Milcobel, launches a unique platform to share data in an advanced way within the Flemish agro food chain. The platform is called DjustConnect, a name that alludes to performance and efficiency. Ingen...
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