Main research questionMost sugar beet growing regions in Europe have problems with yellowing disease, which may be caused by several plant viruses.
Sustainable management of yellowing viruses in sugar beet
News | 14/06/2023
Plant pest: Yellowing viruses in sugar beet cultivation
A group of viruses that, because of the European ban on the use of neonicotinoids, could again lead to significant losses in sugar beet cultivation.
In addition to feeding on the phloem of plant leaves, they are well-known to transmit detrimental plant viruses, with more than a hundred documented plant viruses for B. tabaci For B. tabaci, a distinction is made between European and non-European populations (i.e.
Assessing the risk of whitefly transmitted viruses for Belgian crops
The different target groups will thus receive a tailor-made HTS strategy for their need for detection of viruses and also (specific) bacteria.
Evaluation and optimization of a high-throughput sequencing based strategy to detect viruses and bacteria in view of certification and in vitro therapy to create virus free mother plants
In a next phase, the status of the viruses and nematodes that were associated with propagation materials, in the field and in the marketed new (tuber) crops was evaluated.
Thursday October 1st, 2020 - Actualities in Food MicrobiologySubjects: Actualities of NRL Food Micro, Recent EFSA and SciCom FAVV/AFSCA reports, Human viruses and food
Friday October 2nd, 2020 - Current Listeria monocytogenes issuesSubjects: Food safety surveillance, outbreak detection and investigation, EFSA opinion, WGS, risk assessment and panel
Main research questionThe VIRFAST project questioned whether the method of 'direct RNA sequencing' could be used for the detection and identification of viruses in plants. This is an advanced molecular technique that is already used in human and animal medicine, but not yet, or at least very limited, in plant health.
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Biocontrol against diseases and pests via viruses? In project VIROPLANT, biocontrol viruses were found for diseases in grape, tomato and roses. In addition, the crop protection market and chain were mapped.
Food Pilot" equipped with >50 pieces of semi-industrial equipmentWorkshop for building prototypes for automation and robotizationComposting site and compost reactor
ILVO also has more than 40 accredited labs for specialized analyses
Food analysesAnimal-related analysesMarine analysesDiagnosis of plant-pathogenic bacteria, fungi, mites, insects, viruses