Traditional forms of coastal protection such as sand barriers, dikes and dams are being questioned due to their high maintenance costs, limited flexibility and negative ecological impact. Therefore natural alternatives are being tested, which work with nature instead of against it.
Coastal protection must ensure adequate defenses against the sea while taking into account climate change and rising sea levels.
News | 11/03/2020
Counteracting coastal erosion with natural reefs?
News | 14/02/2022
Virus-based crop protection
In addition, the crop protection market and chain were mapped.
Main research questionSustainable crop protection can only be achieved when the various steps in the deposition-retention-uptake-translocation process are optimally performed.
Agrobody-mediated crop protection
74th International Symposium on Crop Protection
The Symposium will address several aspects of crop protection and will include a plenary session with two invited papers:
Prof. dr. Bruce McDonald (ETH Zürich, Switzerland): "The evolution of plant pathogens in agricultural ecosystems"
News | 14/07/2020
Be inspired by the Coastbusters approach to sustainable coastal defense!
The ambitious Coastbusters project aimed to take a fresh look at traditional, unsustainable coastal defense methods and instead, develop systems that work with nature.
Main research questionThe overall objective of OPTiSPRAY is to support farmers, contractors and advisors in choosing the optimal spray application technique according to crop (development), target organism, and type of plant protection product (PPP).
Optimal spray application of plant protection products
Main research questionIn the Pasture Protection project, we are determining which tree species and shrub plantings are most adequate as shelter for animals kept outdoors, and which, in addition to having a good effect on animal welfare, also score in terms of forage value, wind resistance and exposure to soil compaction.
Pasture protection: adequate shelter for animals kept outdoors
News | 31/12/2019
Protecting drinking water from contamination with plant protection products - WaterProtect
In the WaterProtect project, alternative solutions are being sought for the protection of drinking water sources
News | 18/02/2021
Smarter spray technology shows promise for reduction of plant protection products