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Drought tolerant crops

Climate change means that we are increasingly faced with drought during the growing season, including in Flanders. This requires a systematic approach to water in agriculture, in which the use of drou...

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Agroforestry

...orestry can make farms more robust and less vulnerable to external shocks such as extreme rainfall, drought, or low prices on the global market. This is due to the higher total biomass production (...

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Water in agriculture

...rinking water. What long-term solutions are there to better deal with long periods of drought? We must put maximum effort into infiltration, buffering, and reuse, certainly in the long...

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Soil health

...ion)Infiltration of water during heavy rainfall (climate adaptation)Buffering water against drought (climate adaptation)Retention and release of nutrientsHosting soil biodiversity a...

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Erosion

... models predict that climate change will be felt in Flanders mainly in the form of more heat waves, drought and longer periods of drought, as well as more short and intense rainstorms. The chance o...

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Soil: carbon sequestration

...ore water available to the plant during the growing season which can prove crucial in periods of drought a more extensive and active soil food web which in turn contributes to a better soil structu...

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Quinoa

... water that quinoa needs. Quinoa is also a stress-resistant crop that rarely suffers from drought and salinization, and is therefore resistant to the effects of climate change. Lastly, quinoa fits ...

News | 04/08/2018

That's how to make grass drought-resistant

...f ILVO in "The World Today" on Radio 1. "Breeding is a slow activity, but since last year our first drought-resistant grasses have been on the European variety list." Specifically, that means they ...

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Prevention and remediation of soil compaction

...ch the deeper soil layers and, conversely, moisture deeper in the profile cannot rise, resulting in drought stress. Limited rooting also leads to significantly reduced crop development and yield. I...

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EMPHASIS-Belgium - “phenotyping the future crops”

...rm consisting of phenotyping under controlled conditions and in the field, with a research focus on drought/salinity adaptation of crops in the frame of climate change. As such, Flanders will maint...

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Saline AgricuLture for ADaptation

...round the Mediterranean and the North Sea. Climate change effects, such as more frequent floods and droughts, will increase the salinity in agricultural soils, affecting food systems overstretched ...

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Irrigation 2.0: Which water when and where?

General introductionRecent years have undeniably showed that periods of drought and water scarcity have a big impact on the agricultural sector. A smarter irrigation strategy and the efficient re-...

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Blue-green strategies for climate change adaptation

General introductionPersistent droughts from 2017 to 2021 have made it clear that Flanders is insufficiently prepared for water scarcity and droughts. The TURQUOISE project aims at a proactive app...

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Grassland use in a changing climate

...ble for the dairy farmer in a changing climate. The goals is to make the use of more persistent and drought-tolerant grasses (tall fescue, perennial ryegrass and Festulolium), whether or not in com...

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Opportunities for controlled drainage in Flanders

... and regionally in recent years around CD, with an emphasis on the added value in the fight against drought and on financial added value for the farmer. Specifically, the necessary expertise is als...

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Collaboration on climate-adaptive drainage

...n Flanders. It is clear that the Flemish agriculture and horticulture sectors are also sensitive to droughts during the summer, due to a decreasing precipitation quantity and a decreasing number of...

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Grass advice

...odiversity and erosion control. Moreover, mixes of grass and red clover or lucerne have a excellent drought tolerance. We expect this project to contribute to the farmers' practical knowledge, thus...

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Structured soil, climate-smart soil management

...et group of this project is the arable and (large) vegetable sector, both organic and conventional. Drought-sensitive crops that will be included in the research are potato and celeriac.Researc...

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