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
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
Centrale onderzoeksvraag/doelThe main objective of the EKOPTI project (Optimizing Protein and Cow) is to refine the protein in cattle feed so the protein can be used more efficiently.
OPTImizing Protein Nutrition in cattle to tackle the N- and P-excretions to the environment in an economical way
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.
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.
"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.
Smart cameras on drones or tractors can detect plant diseases in agricultural crops.
For the first time in Flanders a test flight has been carried out with a spray drone - a drone that can apply plant protection products to field crops.
In the intensive greenhouse cultivation of butterhead lettuce, the correct identification of soil pathogens and newly acquired insights into their potential to damage crops can help the lettuce plants to grow well but with fewer chemical treatments
10:10 About the technology – Geert Van Royen
Trend towards extruded food on our platePrinciple of the technologyVideo demonstration of the equipment at the Food Pilot10:30 Q&A
10:40 About the applications – Geert Van Royen
Preconditions of the raw material: dry matter, protein contentProperties of the extrudateDevelopment
This technique is used to texturize proteins of many different sources. The wet extrudate can then be processed into alternatives for burgers, nuggets or other snacks. In this webinar we focus on the principle of the HME technology, the conditions for the raw material, and properties of the extrudate.