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Press release 16/09/2022

Potatoes as viewed by the drone: the results

Drone in front of leek field copyright ILVO
On a technology test field, ILVO conducted an unusual potato-precision farming trial during the 2022 growing season. Every three days, a drone with a camera took images of the plants (and any weeds).
In the media 31/03/2022

The soil as key to handling climate extremes

flooded maize field
How can a farmer guard against climate change? To answer that question, Sarah Garré, researcher at ILVO, plowed through more than 100 years of agricultural research. You can read the harvest of her r...
Press release 13/01/2022

ILVO starts breeding CHICKPEA

Chickpea ripening on the field
Of all the protein crops suitable for human consumption, after soy, chickpea (Cicer arietinum) is particularly promising for cultivation and local processing in Flanders and Northwest Europe.