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Main research questionThe aim of this Grand Challenge project is to engage at least 1000 citizens and their gardens to help acquire native rhizobia from Flemish soils that are able to efficiently nodulate soybean. We wish to find local soilborne bacteria and funghi that are able to form nodules on soybean plants.



In addition, soy is easily digestible and rich in vitamins and minerals. 90% of soybeans are pressed for oil 10% is processed as a whole bean The soy plant The soy plant (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) most likely descended from a wild legume from Central China. The first soybeans were grown in North China approximately 3,000 years ago.

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Development of novel technological approaches for a low-cost and reliable characterization of CROP Yield QUALity Traits of target crops grown under Changing Environmental Conditions

The project will enable the development of models based on data coming from high throughput phenotyping tools and laboratory analyses aiming to predict crop yield and quality traits.Research approachIn this project we will use (close) remote sensing techniques for crop monitoring and high throughput phenotyping under field conditions for wheat, soybean

News | 18/01/2021

Field beans in dairy cattle farming: toasting (for) success?

Field beans are an interesting alternative for imported soy in dairy production, but only if the beans are first heated. Those are the results from the ILVO-study within the EKOPTI project. Heating is required for good digestion and also helps in storage.

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