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16.05.2017

Leaf spot disease in plants of the calla lily family (Araceae)

Fundamendal knowledge about the family tree of the disease agents and their specialization in certain host plants lead to more targeted detection and treatment Containment of this disease has been given a boost from Elena Constantin’s ILVO-Ghent University doctoral research. The results will ...
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02.05.2017

Seashells as potentially useful waste stream

European project “Blueshell” seeks bio-active ingredients in shells of mussels, crabs and shrimp We only consume 30% of shellfish and crustaceans – the shells just end up in the trash. A shame, because this waste contains useful proteins, fats and other components. These can be us...
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25.04.2017

Natural ventilation in dairy barns is not easy to model.

Accurate measurements of ventilation flow rate still require large amounts of time and money. On Friday 21 April 2017 Gerlinde De Vogeleer defended her doctoral study, “Reduced measuring strategies to assess ventilation rates in naturally ventilated animal houses”. Promotors were Prof. ...
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10.04.2017

Making feed conversion on Flemish pig farms drop again

A challenge for ILVO and Ghent University researchers together with the farmers. Pig feed accounts for 50-70% of the cost of fattening meat pigs. For the farmers, the question is how to produce the maximum number of kilos of pig with the minimum amount of feed. This calculation becomes even more im...
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16.03.2017

Higher seed production in maize: new gene discovered

Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) and Ghent University have found a gene that greatly improves the seed production and growth of maize plants. Research on crop yield is important in light of the increase in severe weather patterns that affect food production. The results of laboratory resea...
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