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Coexistence of genetically modified (GM) and non-GM crops in the European Union. A review
The adoption of genetically modified (GM) crops in the European Union (EU) raises questions on the feasibility of coexistence between GM and non-GM crops. Regulations to ensure that differentExpand
Farm gate nitrogen surpluses and nitrogen use efficiency of specialized dairy farms in Flanders: Evolution and future goals
Abstract Data from the Farm Accountancy Data Network revealed that from 1989 to 2001 the average farm-gate N surplus of Flemish specialized dairy farms decreased from 378 to 238 kg N ha −1 , theExpand
The co-existence between transgenic and non-transgenic maize in the European Union: a focus on pollen flow and cross-fertilization.
The ongoing discussion on the co-existence between genetically modified (GM) and non-GM crops becomes more important in the European Union (EU). With the recent inscription of 17 GM maize varietiesExpand
The application of vegetable, fruit and garden waste (VFG) compost in addition to cattle slurry in a silage maize monoculture: nitrogen availability and use
Abstract In Flanders, vegetable, fruit and garden wastes (VFG) are collected selectively and composted. We studied the effects of the application of this VFG compost on silage maize on a sandy loamExpand
Energy use efficiency of specialised dairy, arable and pig farms in Flanders
Abstract In this study, we determined the energy use and energy use efficiency of a representative set (Flemish Farm Accountancy Data Network, FADN) of specialised dairy, arable and pig farms inExpand
Species richness and susceptibility to heat and drought extremes in synthesized grassland ecosystems: compositional vs physiological effects
Summary 1 We investigated effects of declining plant species richness (S) on resistance to extremes in grassland communities. 2 Synthesized model ecosystems of different S, grown outdoorsExpand
Soil biological quality after 36 years of ley-arable cropping, permanent grassland and permanent arable cropping
Insight is needed into how management influences soil biota when sustainable grassland systems are developed. A crop rotation of grass and maize can be sustainable in terms of efficient nutrient use.Expand
The application of vegetable, fruit and garden waste (VFG) compost in addition to cattle slurry in a silage maize monoculture: Effects on soil fauna and yield
In Flanders, vegetable, fruit and garden (VFG) wastes are collected selectively and composted. We studied the effects of the combined application of three different doses of VFG compost and cattleExpand
Validating sustainability indicators: Focus on ecological aspects of Flemish dairy farms
TLDR
We developed and applied a procedure to validate (i) MOTIFS (Monitoring Tool for Integrated Farm Sustainability), an indicator-based monitoring tool for integrated farm sustainability of Flemish dairy farms and (ii) a selection of ecological indicators, related to nutrient use, energy use, water use and water quality. Expand
In vitro induction of tetraploids in ornamental Ranunculus
This study investigates the capacity of the antimitotic agents colchicine, oryzalin and trifluralin for inducing polyploidisation of Ranunculus asiaticus ‘Alfa’ in vitro shoots. Flow cytometry wasExpand
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