Contact: Hilde Muylle

The Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO) performs multidisciplinary, innovative and independent research aimed at economically, ecologically and socially sustainable agriculture and fisheries. Through this research, ILVO accumulates fundamental and applied knowledge which is vital for the improvement of products and production methods for quality control and the safety of end products, and for the amelioration of policy instruments as a foundation for sector development and agricultural policy for rural areas.

Role and main tasks within the project:

Within Drive4EU, ILVO is responsible for the development of agronomical methods to optimize the cultivation of Russian dandelion under Belgian conditions. We are in charge of the harvest and post-harvest storage methodology development. This wil result in a "Best practices protocol for the cultivation and storage of Russian Dandelion".