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Save the date - Bugs to the future

Conference: eating insects: are we ready? 10.15: Eating insects: is the policy ready?Which insects can currently be marketed in the EU? And in Belgium? Why these and notothers (yet)?A concise summary of the current rules and changes in legislation (Federal Public HealthService).11.00: Eating insects: is the sector ready?

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Restoring biodiverse grasslands: an examination of ecosystem services

University College Ghent (HoGent) takes soil samples to measure the carbon reserves, follows up the evolution of the vegetation, uses camera's to study insects and conducts surveys supported by images for the people using the area for recreation.Relevance/ValorizationOutput includes organization of workshops and preparation of fact sheets for nature

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Newly emerging risks of pests for plants and plant products in Belgium

For the insects we will cover: three species on pines, namely Chionaspis pinifoliae (an armoured scale insect), Crisicoccus pini (a mealybug) and Toumeyella parvicornis (a soft scale insect); the moth Garella musculana on walnut; and the polyphagous winged cicada Pochazia shantungensis.Research approachDetermining the status of these plant pathogens

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FABulous Farmers employ Functional Agrobiodiversity as a nature-based solution to reduce use of natural and material resources, delivering benefits for farmers, society and the environment in the NWE.

One example is to plant flowering borders that attract beneficial insects.Research approachWe bring farmers together and provide them with knowledge to implement these farming practices. Other actors in the landscape (landowners, managers of public green space) are also involved to exchange experiences and ideas during networking sessions.

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