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29.08.2019

Making F1 hybrids more efficient in chicory: a stepping stone to higher inulin production

An improved technique for the production of parent lines for so-called F1 hybrids of industrial chicory can contribute to chicory roots with an estimated 20% more inulin. This is the most striking result of the ILVO-UGent doctoral research conducted by Jeroen Van der Veken. The greatest success was ...
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17.07.2019

ILVO strengthens contacts with PERU: Memorandum of Understanding with INIA - Peru signed

ILVO and its Peruvian counterpart INIA – Peru have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that enables scientific cooperation and exchange, effective immediately. The ambassador for Peru in our country, and also the permanent representative to the EU Gonzalo Gutierres, attended the officia...
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08.07.2019

New campus for VLIZ and ILVO on east coast of Oostende

BRUSSELS, 8 July 2019 – Ministers Muyters and Van den Heuvel today signed the construction project for the new building which will coincide with the VLIZ (Flemish Institute for the Sea) and the Ostend branch of the ILVO (Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) on the e...
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05.07.2019

Smart crop protection in potato and fruit cultivation thanks to Flemish technology

Smart cameras on drones or tractors can detect plant diseases in agricultural crops. For instance, farmers will be able to detect and treat local disease outbreaks on their fields according to the principle of precision farming, leading to better crop protection. The new Industry 4.0 experimental fa...
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02.07.2019

LCA (life cycle analysis) in agricultural context? Improved methodology now includes indicators for soil quality and ecosystem services.

Adjustments in the LCA methodology will lead to better and more comprehensive evaluation of the environmental sustainability of agriculture and of food products. By working out measurable indicators for the complex concepts of 'restoring soil quality' and by taking 'ecosystem services' into account,...
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