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Root extracts from Belgian endive exert biostimulant activity

Ghent University researchers discovered new insights on biostimulant activity in Belgian endive.

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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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First International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture Biopesticides Biostimulants 2022

Between September 20 and 22, the Ghent University, under supervision of Professor Danny Geelen organizes its first conference on Sustainable Agriculture Biostimulants and Biopesticides (SABB).

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CNHi and UGent join forces

CNHi and the team of Professor Geert Haesaert of the Ghent University will develop an Agronomic Precision Decision-Making Tool (APDT). The APDT will collect unique geospatial-based data to help farmers to make informed decisions.

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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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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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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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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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Successful first edition of Biostimulant and Biopesticide conference in Ghent

The first edition of the international conference on Sustainable Agriculture Biostimulants and Biopesticides took place in Ghent, Belgium from Tuesday 20th September until 22nd September 2022.

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