Plant & Soil Living Lab

ILVO's Plant & Soil Living Lab is the platform for open innovation and co-creation to facilitate collaboration between actors from the agrifood and the ornamental plant sectors and to use the knowledge present in all parties for effective innovation. We strive to disseminate knowledge in a targeted way that is tailored to the end-user. We are your partner in research.

About the Plant & Soil Living Lab

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Center of Expertise

Cross-section of soil

Sustainable soil management is a fundamental requirement for sustainable crop production and delivery of ecosystem services.

Magnifying glass looking at bugs on a plant

Plant health is largely determined by the presence or absence of harmful organisms.

Sun, rain and too much water on a field

Plant growth is controlled by environmental factors such as light, temperature, CO2 concentration and relative humidity.

drawing of plots with different plants on them

Creating added value in crops using both classical and innovative breeding techniques.

DNA in a computer screen

A better understanding of the underlying processes can boost both breeding and plant health knowledge.

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Cultivation optimization through cultivation technique, crop rotation, crop and variety selection can lead to higher profitability.