What does ILVO do for plant health?
On May 7, 2020, we started setting up two composting lines at the Agroecology Hansbeke Trial Platform. Both composition and machine selection proved to be important.
From ground cover to mulch layer for resilient soil.
On November 6, 2020, organic baking wheat was sown on plots number 1 and 24 (3.6 hectares). After the October rain, seeding was waited until the condition of the field was dry.
Bacterial strains of Curtobacterium are found globally in various ecosystems.
Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lactucae is a fungus that causes a wilting disease in head lettuce (butter lettuce).
Pratylenchus spp. are worms (Nematoda) that feed and multiply on plant roots, causing wounds that result in reduced plant growth.
The allium leafminer, Phytomyza gymnostoma is a pest that is an emerging problem for leek cultivation in Flanders.
The Elm Phytoplasm is a bacterium that grows in the bark vessels or the phloem of trees.