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Research projects

Development of novel breeding technology for improved root system, drought tolerance and sustainable plant productions

In addition, the use of chemical plant growth regulators is under pressure due to their potentially harmful effects on humans and the environment.In this project we want to address these 2 topics in parallel by developing a new sustainable breeding technology that focuses on the roots, using rhizogenic bacteria.Research approachNatural strains of Rhizobium

Development of novel breeding technology for improved root system, drought tolerance and sustainable plant productions

News | 16/09/2022

Breeding: Plantain for nutritious biodiversity in pastures

Breeding: Plantain for nutritious biodiversity in pastures

In 2022, ILVO began breeding what many people know as a "weed": plantain. Part of the reason is the growing demand for biodiversity in our agricultural grasslands.

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Pot plant sprayer

Pot plant sprayer

ILVO and the Ornamental Plant Research Centre(PCS) collaborated on this. At the end of this project, one of its accomplishments was the development of an innovative spraying technique to control Tarsonemidae mites (Acari, Tarsonemidae) in azalea cultivation. The Azalea Committee of PCS came up with this idea.

Research projects

Breeding of forage and grain legumes to increase protein self-sufficiency in the EU and China

Main research questionEUCLEG is an EU Horizon2020 project, in which breeding strategies for soybean, pea, faba bean, red clover and alfalfa are developed in collaboration with 37 research institutes and companies from EU and China. The ultimate goal is to reduce the dependence of the EU and China on protein imports.

Breeding of forage and grain legumes to increase protein self-sufficiency in the EU and China

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Plant health

ILVO plant health experts in the Diagnostic Centre for Plants The ILVO plant health experts working in the accredited Diagnostic Centre for Plants focus every day on the detection and identification of plant pathogenic diseases and pests. This is necessary because healthy plants are essential for our food supply.

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Plant health

News | 01/05/2020

Plant attacker for May: TBRFV

Plant attacker for May: TBRFV

New plant viruses appear regularly and some of them pose a serious threat to the agriculture and horticulture sector.

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