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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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