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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

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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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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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Antibiotic residues, antibiotic resistant bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes in manure, soil and plants and the potential exposure of humans

In this project we investigate the influence of manure with antibiotic residues and resistance genes on the agricultural soil on which this manure is spread and on the crops that are then grown on it.OnderzoeksaanpakWe take and analyze samples of manure of different animal origin as well as from the agricultural soil before and after fertilization.

Antibiotic residues, antibiotic resistant bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes in manure, soil and plants and the potential exposure of humans

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Lab analyses for plants, soil and substrate

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.

Lab analyses for plants, soil and substrate

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Carbon Connects

Centrale onderzoeksvraag/doelPeat soils contain large carbon stocks. Drainage of soils for agricultural use causes large CO2-emissions. The conservation of carbon in peat soils is important for climate change mitigation.

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Sustainable soils by quality compost with defined properties

Centrale onderzoeksvraag/doelThe North Sea region is an area of intensive farming characterised by rapid soil degradation, a challenge that cannot be mitigated by currently available solutions like compost products or biological residues. The demand for soil-improvers for these intensively utilised soils is increasing.

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