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Chicken feathers turned into biostimulant for crops

Start-up Stam Agro and Ghent University strengthen the growth and resistance of plants with chichken feathers. For agriculture, this means an important game-changer in the fight against CO2, the use of manure and the reduction of nitrogen.

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Pascal Boeckx and Kris Verheyen are Meritorious East-Flemings of 2021

On Monday 10 January 2022, Pascal Boeckx and Kris Verheyen were awarded the Meritorious East Fleming of the Year 2021 trophy for their work in the fight against climate change.

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Towards more sustainable agriculture, thanks to... robots

Researchers at Ghent University have developed technology that enables agricultural robots to make site specific adjustments in real time, from soil analysis to soil cultivation, sowing, fertilising and the spraying of pesticides.

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Plants can ‘tell’ themselves they are thirsty

When your plant is thirsty, it makes a sound. Professor Kathy Steppe investigated the phenomenon.

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First steps towards a Biostimulant Academy

In the framework of the EU Fertilizer Regulation 2019/1009 which includes for the first time plant biostimulants and on request of many stakeholders, biostimulants experts across Europe joined forces to create 40 e-learning modules on biostimulants.

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A new class of promising plant defense inducing molecules

The research group of Tina Kyndt specialized in nematology and member of CropFit, develops the next-generation resistance-inducing molecules for sustainable crop protection.

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A note from the new innovation officer

A note from the new innovation officer

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From sunflower bark to biostimulants and biopesticides

Developing biostimulants and biopesticides from sunflower bark? Yes we can!

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UGent ontwikkelt groen vaccin tegen de aardappelplaag

Een team onderzoekers van de UGent, ontwikkelden onder leiding van professor Geert Haesaert een groen vaccin tegen de aardappelplaag

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Will leaf sensors increase the efficacy of foliar biocontrol agents?

The laboratory of Professor Kathy Steppe developed a novel leaf sensor that allows determining the leaf’s microclimate. This phylloclimate is defined as the physical environment actually perceived by the leaf.

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From tomato to biostimulant, from cucumbers to bionematicides

This month the VLAIO-LA project 'Zero-Waste' started. This project aims to develop a zero waste approach for the production of the high-wire fruits tomatoes and cucumbers.

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Plant Biostimulants through spectral glasses: Seeing is knowing

At the Laboratory of Applied Mycology and Phenotyping (LAMP) under the supervision of professor Kris Audenaert, state of the art phenotyping is performed to assess the impact of biostimulants and biopesticides on plant growth and health.

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