Natural and viable alternatives to specific endemic plagues and deseases of determinate fruit and vegetable crops (kiwi, vine, melon and tomato) will be evaluated (experimental field trials) within organic or integrated production in order to develop new derivate products for plant extracts.
Transcervical insemination (tc-ai) in swine is successful with the easy-use catheter magaplus. To complete the new tc-ai system we will design: 1. A specific packing system and/or an applicator for sperm doses. 2. A device to fix the catheter during the slowest inseminations.
To objectively evaluate different diets and production systems as well as their effects on performance, carcase results and meat characteristics, in order to ensure that upb breeds meet high added-value market requirements.
New welfare-friendly production systems will be assessed in order to improve animal health and welfare in commercial rabbit farms, by addressing the optimal quality and safety of rabbit meat through a reduced need for antibiotics.
Development of artificial vision programme for the evaluation of quantitative and qualitative characteristics of swine semen. The application will be applied and tested with new extenders of long duration.
The main objective of the project is to design and develop biosecurity programmes in order to minimise the risk of diseases in dairy cattle and pig facilities.
The project is focused on developing a new insemination system, by using a new insemination catheter made with a semi-rigid plastic and double deposition system, for transcervial insemination.
To select and conserve vegetable seeds in order to rescue and preserve indigenous varieties, those that are better adapted to the soil and to the climatic conditions of their original place.
Investigation and optimisation of biotechnological methods; use of various biological products to minimise the usage of chemicals; development of new biological products friendly to the environment.
The use of drugs for the treatment of respiratory diseases complicate the management in the extensive production of merino lambs. Natural components from algae and plants can be used for the production of lambs without drugs. this project studies the effect of natural additives on lamb quality.