Monthly Archives: December 2015

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2nd Symposium of reproduction of high production dairy cow

Eighty researchers, veterinarians, farmers, technicians and students from different companies will meet tomorrow at the School of Agricultural Engineering (ETSEA) of the University of Lleida (UDL), during the second Symposium of reproduction of high production dairy cow. The scientific meeting comes shortly after the disappearance of the quota system that the European Union has kept [...]

UdL ranks second in food research.

The University of Lleida (UDL) is the second most influential scientific institution of the world in terms of food science and technology, according to the study by Thomson Reuters company on the state of innovation in 2015. This company owns the prestigious Web of Science, an online service for scientific information on 36 million records [...]

DOSAFRUIT System

DOSAFRUT system, implemented by the Research Group of Agrotics and Precision Agriculture of Agrotecnio in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture of the Government, can reduce up to 50% using pesticide on fruit without losing the efficacy of the treatment. This is what indicates the results at industrial scale in the last five fruit campaigns. [...]

Pigs with more intramuscular fat

Getting pigs with more intramuscular fat without increasing back fat is the goal of research carried out by scientists of Agrotecnio, in collaboration with Iowa State University (USA). So far, researchers have isolated some regions of the genome associated with the formation of fat in animals Duroc. The first results have just been published in [...]

Workshop on the applications of biotechnology in the food industry

Several Agrotecnio investigators and eighty people took part on Thursday in the School of Agricultural Engineering (ETSEA) of the University of Lleida (UDL) in a workshop on the applications of biotechnology in the food industry. Beyond the controversial of genetically modified crops, this discipline has applications in many other areas, such as farming or industry. [...]

Agrotecnio will be evaluated by CERCA

Tomorrow Agrotecnio will be evaluated by Cerca Institute. The CERCA Institute is the Government of Catalonia’s technical service and its means for supervising, supporting and facilitating the activities of the research centres in the CERCA system. Set up as a foundation, it was created in 2010 to respond to the commitments of the Catalan Agreement [...]