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Soil health

Healthy soils are as important to life on earth as clean air and water. Healthy soils not only lead to healthy and productive crops, they also provide numerous additional ecosystem services such as cl...

Soil compaction and erosion

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Soil: carbon sequestration

Besides the ocean, soils are the largest carbon storehouse. With proper management, agricultural soils can even store significantly more carbon than they currently do. Capturing CO2 in the form of soi...

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Soil improvement with organic fertilizers

Soils need a sufficient supply of organic material to improve or maintain soil quality. Organic residues such as crop residues and grass clippings come from agriculture, horticulture and nature reserv...

Application of organic soil improvers

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Agroforestry

ILVO studies the impact of agroforestry systems on soil quality, water, climate, biodiversity, and (crop) yield.

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Water in agriculture

ILVO joins the Belgian Soil Service and various practical research centers, to study how we can reduce water losses via drainage.

Water holding capacity of the soil

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Agroecology

... The guiding approach of agroecology is summarized in seven principles: striving for more soil health through good management of the organic matter content and by stimulating soil life clo...

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Desealing

...and driveways, for example, which disrupt some of the natural functions of non-paved space. Indeed, soil and open space perform many functions that maintain ecological balance. When a paved area se...

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Drought tolerant crops

...plants with deeper root systems will still absorb water from deeper soil layers in order to maintain their evaporation and growth.In addition, plants can also close their stomata to reduce excessiv...

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Ruimte op zee

... months to study the impact of these activities on the biological and chemical composition of the soil. Baggerschip Pallieter in the port of Zeebrugge - © ILVO Integrated use of space: food + e...

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Algae: seaweed and microalgae

... a sustainable source of protein Our natural resources are under pressure. Fresh water, fertile soils, pollinators and raw materials and even open space is becoming scarce. However, there is on...

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Biodiversity and ecosystem services in relation to agriculture

...ragments in the landscape provided a "buffered microclimate" with less variation in temperature and soil moisture content.In areas with more arable farming, on the other hand, the temperature b...

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Protein diversification in food and nutrition

...energy do proteins coming from a fermentation tank require? What is the impact of certain crops on soil or environment? What fertilization do plants require? Are insects sufficient for some residua...

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Biodiversity in and on the sea floor

... silt content. Yet other species are opportunists that can thrive in multiple habitats. Different soil communities can thus be distinguished, each inhabited by characteristic species. Types of...

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Klimaatmitigatie en klimaatadaptatie

...e bemesten en de bodem duurzaam te beheren. Voorbeelden: EJPSoil SOMMIT Klimaatadaptatie: Zoals hoger aangegeven heeft klimaatverandering impact op veel landbouwaspecten, wat tot verschillende...

Research projects

Prevention and remediation of soil compaction

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

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Bio-economy and Circular Agriculture for Soil Health

... economically viable, socially acceptable and long-term sustainable beyond the agricultural sector. Soil health is here an important criterion for assessing sustainability. Research approach

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Soy

...g soy, the environmental aspect would look completely different. That is why growing soy on Flemish soil is a noble, but not yet reachable goal.

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Quinoa

...uinoa fits into a wider cultivation rotation because the cultivation does not exhaust the soil and requires little or no crop protection. Local cultivation is technically possible In 2013, ...

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Plant health

...e disease in question, but also how diseases can be prevented. This includes looking at sustainable soil management, the selection of resistant varieties, and adapted cultivation practices.

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Nitrogen

Soil and nutrients

... a reactive form. The main natural sources of reactive nitrogen are biological nitrogen fixation in soils and oceans, wildfires, and lightning. The reactive nitrogen circulates in the environment, ...

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