Research Innovations

Studente Roelke De Paepe wint Bayer prijs 2020

Roelke De Paepe belandde voor haar onderzoek naar vasculaire pathogenen op de tweede plaats voor de Bayer prijs 2020.

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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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Growing lettuce in a virtual world

Cross-talk is an innovative research project that will focus on the cultivation of lettuce as a model plant for the design of future-oriented vertical production systems.

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Spectral light quality influences morphology, growth and nutritional value of Brassica leafy vegetables

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Exploring nitrogen and phosphate rich organic waste streams to replace chemical fertilization of hydroponically grown lettuce

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Leaf age and light quality influence the basal resistance against Botrytis cinerea in strawberry leaves

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Organic fertilizers influence the composition of micro-organisms in the hydroponic cultivation of lettuce

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Micro-organisms in vertical lettuce cultivation systems

In vertical lettuce cultivation, the presence of micro-organisms plays a role, in addition to the substrate.

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Influence of light quality on growth, morphology and pathogenity of botrytis isolates

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Today's light research helps determine the agriculture of the future (into space)

Professor Kathy Steppe from the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering talks about the use of lights to grow crops in dark conditions, possibly even in space.

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Vegetables that aim higher: the future of urban horticulture in Roeselare

In vertical farming, artificial light is needed to ensure that the plants receive enough light in order to grow. But which sort of light gives the best result? This is the focus of one of the studies by a team of bio-engineers from Ghent University.

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