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News | 28/05/2020

In-depth knowledge of soil pathogens in greenhouse soil offers opportunities for IPM

In-depth knowledge of soil pathogens in greenhouse soil offers opportunities for IPM

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

News | 01/10/2019

Persistent soil compaction under arable fields and grasslands

Persistent soil compaction under arable fields and grasslands

Compaction of agricultural soils is not only increasing but is also a complex problem. ILVO and partners are going to investigate in the next 4 years how soil compaction can be remedied sustainably and which measures are economically and also practically feasible.

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Prevention and remediation of soil compaction

Main research questionLarge-scale agricultural production, which is often accompanied by the use of heavy machinery, results in an increased risk of soil compaction.

Prevention and remediation of soil compaction

News | 30/01/2020

Maize crop residues crucial for carbon in the soil

Maize crop residues crucial for carbon in the soil

The root biomass of maize contributes - relatively speaking - twice or even three times as much to the build-up of stable soil organic matter in the soil as the above-ground crop residues (maize straw) do.

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