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Sharing expertise in new spectroscopic techniques

Under a scientific cooperation agreement between Brazil and Wallonie-Bruxelles International (WBI), CRA-W and Universidade Estatual de Campinas UNICAMP have joined forces to study...


Vincent BAETEN
Baeten, V.
Oilseed rape growing with no pollen beetles and no insecticide - utopia or reality?
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Oilseed rape growing with no pollen beetles and no insecticide - utopia or reality?

Of all the crops grown in Wallonia, Oilseed rape is one of the biggest insecticide consumers. There may be alternative solutions!


Jean-Pierre JANSEN
Jansen, J.P.
Full speed ahead for Walloon potatoes
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Full speed ahead for Walloon potatoes

CRA-W’s potato breeding programme forged ahead in 2013 with the start of a research project, an application to register a clone in the Belgian catalogue and the close involvement of...


Alice SOETE
Soete, A.
Strip-till, half-way between ploughing and no-till
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Strip-till, half-way between ploughing and no-till

Tilling only where the crop will be sown looks like an attractive compromise for Wallonia’s farmers.


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Spotlight on potato late blight:
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Spotlight on potato late blight:

Whereas the initial stages of an infection are determined by the quality of the immune response, successful tissue invasion depends on access to the host’s nutritional resources.


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MERINOVA: extreme weather events as innovation factors
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MERINOVA: extreme weather events as innovation factors

Climate change has become a tangible reality affecting all of the world’s population and ecosystems at different levels. These changes are also accompanied by increased occurrence...


Yannick CURNEL
Curnel, Y.
Detecting heat in cows
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Detecting heat in cows

To ensure profitability, a cow has to calve once a year. Each missed cycle impacts directly on the farmer’s income. Detecting heat in order to carry out insemination is therefore vital.


Vincent SERVAIS
Servais, V.
Redevelopment of Wallonia’s industrial hemp industry
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Redevelopment of Wallonia’s industrial hemp industry

After several decades of neglect, industrial hemp growing is making a come-back in Wallonia, with a few hectares under cultivation since 2006. CRA-W is playing a part in this resurgence,...


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New feeding strategies for super-efficient dairy cows
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New feeding strategies for super-efficient dairy cows

High nutritional quality milk can be compatible with a sustainable production method that gives the farmer a decent income and also manages environmental constraints.


Eric FROIDMONT
Froidmont, E.
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