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29.06.2020

Not only the variety but also the 'terroir' of hops determines the taste, aroma and mouthfeel of beer

For the first time it has been shown that the 'terroir' of hops - the combination of environmental factors and cultivation technique - can have an impact on the 'flavour' - the combination of the mouthfeel, aroma and flavour of beer. This was done within the doctoral research of Ann Van Holle, respo...
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18.06.2020

Skin ulcers in flatfish: scientists unravel part of the complex mechanism of formation

In the period 2011-2014, many flatfish showed skin ulcers, an alarming sign of disturbance for which no explanation could be given at that time. Thanks to innovation and multidisciplinary research, there are now indications that these skin ulcers are caused by a combination of circumstances. "Variou...
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15.06.2020

Offshore Wind Farms and the marine ecosystem: 10 years of monitoring

By the end of 2020, 399 offshore wind turbines will have been installed in the Belgian part of the North Sea. During the past decade, scientists have monitored their impact on the marine environment. For the occasion of Global Wind Day 2020, the scientific partners and the Belgian Offshore Platform ...
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08.06.2020

Protecting a cabbage field? Good viruses disable bad bacteria. Researchers are looking for horticulturists for field experiments

A remarkable new control technique against bacterial disease Xanthomonas is being developed for sprout and cabbage cultivation. This involves the use of bacteriophage (i.e. bacteria-eating) viruses that only attack specific, harmful plant bacteria. "After 7 years of research work in laboratories and...
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02.06.2020

PhD: Reducing ammonia and especially odor emissions from the pig house by adapted ventilation

"In principle, with interventions that cost absolutely nothing, we can reduce the odor from an ordinary Flemish pig stable with a slatted floor by 34%, and the ammonia emission by 11%," says ILVO-UGent research Rafael Tabase at the end of his PhD. He carried out research into improved ventilation re...
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