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02.06.2018

Two thousand recreational fishermen account for 1% of the total catch

Last year, around 2000 recreational fishermen landed 213 tons of fishery products from the Belgian part of the North Sea. This represents only 1% of the total commercial and recreational supply. Combined, the sector represents direct expenditures of 5 million euros.
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24.05.2018

Bio-engineers from Ghent develop biological control of fruit flies

Researchers from Ghent University and ILVO have developed a biological method to combat fruit flies that live on fresh fruit. This new method is harmless for other organisms: a first!
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16.05.2018

Interreg 2 Seas project BioBoost launched

Nine research partners from Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom are working together to find new applications for the bio-economy for horticultural residues. In Flanders, ILVO, Inagro and Vives are participating. The project in question is called BioBoost. It runs for 3 years and began i...
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14.05.2018

European organic greenhouses based on agro-ecological practices

EU research project Greenresilient, with ILVO and PCG as Belgian partners, starts in 8 European countries Greenhouse production is a highly intensive cropping system that guarantees out-of-season production in any climatic condition. In the recently launched 3-year CORE Organic Cofund ERA-NET proje...
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11.05.2018

Multifunctional use of woody borders, grass strips and extensive grassland management

How do crop yield, ecosystem services and biodiversity influence each other? For the first time, the impact of woody borders, grass strips or nature-oriented grassland management has been studied in a global way. The combined effect on crop yield, biodiversity and several possible ecosystem service...
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