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The Asian ladybird, an invasive ladybird predator
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The Asian ladybird, an invasive ladybird predator

Who hasn’t heard of Harmonia axyridis (Pallas), that highly polymorphous ladybird which clusters prominently on buildings before hibernating? Introduced in the nineteen-nineties as...


Louis HAUTIER
Hautier, L.
Towards predictive nitrogen fertilisation recommendations for field crops
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Towards predictive nitrogen fertilisation recommendations for field crops

Through its participation in the Interreg IV ‘SUN’ project (Sustainable Use of Nitrogen) CRA-W has played a part in giving Wallonia’s farmers a dynamic new tool, called AzoFert®, for...


Morgan ABRAS
Abras, M.
Aiming for accuracy
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Aiming for accuracy

GPS has been a feature of our farms for several years now and is used as an aid to machine movements.


Gaëtan DUBOIS
Dubois, G.
Another promising end-of-season for early summer fruits
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Another promising end-of-season for early summer fruits

Strawberry and small fruit growing is increasingly becoming a diversification crop for Walloon farmers


Stéphanie FARVACQUE
Farvacque, S.
Interrogating the air and the rain in order to understand wheat diseases
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Interrogating the air and the rain in order to understand wheat diseases

Like pollen, wheat pathogenic fungus spores are microscopic propagules that can take to the air in order to disperse. Little is known about their aerial travel and so, until now, predictive...


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Solving the mysteries of the orange wheat blossom midge (Sitodiplosis mosellana)
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Solving the mysteries of the orange wheat blossom midge (Sitodiplosis mosellana)

Between mid-April and mid-June the adult orange wheat blossom midges – tiny little midges – emerge in the fields in one or more waves. Having been fertilized, the females fly off in...


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Integrated pest management: a universal approach
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Integrated pest management: a universal approach

Knowing the pests, assessing the risks, avoiding or reducing exposure, determining tolerance levels: the integrated pest management way can be followed in all crops, and sometimes...


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Integrated pest management: when growers become strategists
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Integrated pest management: when growers become strategists

Slugs, weeds, fungi, insects, bacteria, rodents,… : cultivated plants have to contend with lots of pests. The aim of integrated pest management is not to eradicate them but to keep...


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Looking ahead to reduce herbicide use
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Looking ahead to reduce herbicide use

Bindweed, silky apera, wild oats ... don’t they have pretty names, those weeds that gardeners and farmers struggle so hard to control! They compete mercilessly with cultivated plants....


François HENRIET
Henriet, F.
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