News | 08/04/2019
Tuning under-utilized fish (products) into valuable, profitable feed additives using a silage technique.
And how can we formulate and produce organic weaning feed that the piglets like better, taking their nutrient needs into account and staying within a certain price range?
Joining forces for optimal organic feed for weaner piglets
synthetic PPPs and assess plant and pathogen resistance mechanisms for successful disease control, (3) Enhance and develop innovative precision spraying technologies, (4) Test and evaluate the proposed new IPM elements under field conditions, (5) Assess health, environmental and socioeconomic impacts and risks of the proposed IPM system.Three sample crops
OPTimised Integrated Pest Management for precise detection and control of plant diseases in perennial crops and open-field vegetables
Cattle farmers who produce their own feeds and entrepreneurs in the (compound) feed industry will find here an answer to “what can ILVO do for me?” You’ll get a brief overview of relevant expertise, analyses, infrastructure, and the professional approach that characterizes ILVO.
ILVO aims to support all stakeholders in animal production and the (compound) feed industry with the above broad palette of expertise and a modern research infrastructure. Contemporary challenges are handled by experienced professionals. Together with the other parties involved in the chain, they work on customized solutions.
ILVO IS COMMITTED TO:
Healthy crops: Diseases and pests
The health of plants is mostly determined by the presence or absence of harmful organisms, but also through the sensitivity and defense capabilities of the plants.
The agri-food system of the future must be both ecologically and socio-economically resilient and it must supply healthy food crops and food products. The most sustainable production is achieved by striving for optimal plant, animal and soil health. That is ILVO's goal.
This project aims to do so by combining artificial intelligence (AI) with RGB and multispectral cameras and drones that map disease and weed levels in crops. This technology will enable the farmer or contractor to use the right products, at the right rate, in the right places, with efficient disease and weed control as a result. How does it work?
EUCLEG uses advanced molecular and phenotypic tools to develop varieties that are suitable for cultivation in different climates, with a high protein yield and a high degree of disease and pest resistance, which that also meet the needs of the food and feed sector.
Precision Crop Farming (PCF) Precision Crop Farming (PCF) focuses on technology that enables farmers to grow crops more efficiently and eco-friendly, while taking the variability of the soil, crop and climate into account. The data processing algorithms and models offer support during the decision making process and to create ‘task maps’.
"At the Plant Sciences Unit, everything revolves around the best crops for the producer, the consumer and sustainable agricultural practices."
We produce improved starting material through breeding; this is based on basic knowledge of the plant's genetics and internal physiological processes in interaction with the environment.
The BELAC-accredited physico-chemical lab for mineral soils, potting soil, soil improvers and crops performs chemical analyses on plant material, mineral soils, potting soil and soil improvers.
The lab is also certified by Flanders Government for soil analyses as set out in the fertilizer regulations.