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  • Lode Slaets

    Lode holds a Master's degree in Physics and works within Farmdesk as a data analyst and climate scientist.


Carbon footprint reduction on a Flemish dairy farm: is 30% possible?

The answer is yes - where the road to it on a typical dairy farm will consist of a combination of measures. It will also have a reasonable impact on farm management, but not necessarily with a negative economic impact.
Jef Aernouts, Lode Slaets, Willem Govaerts, Wim Govaerts

Carbon footprint of Flemish milk - case study with Farmdesk Climate

The dairy industry has ambitious climate goals by 2030. We believe dairy farmers need to be involved in the story and that in addition to greenhouse gas emissions, the economic impact needs to be monitored. Farmdesk Climate is the solution.
Jef Aernouts, Lode Slaets, Willem Govaerts, Wim Govaerts

Updates fresh grass module

The original Farmdesk fresh grass model was created based on measurement data from 2020. The model was recalibrated after adding data from the years 2021 and 2022.
Jef Aernouts, Lode Slaets

Special grass (clover) silage after a hot and dry summer in 2022

What can we learn from the 2022 grass silage analyses? We see in Farmdesk that the drought and heat made them special silages. Different from 2021 and somewhat similar to 2020.
Wim Govaerts, Lode Slaets

Remarkable cut corn after a hot and dry summer

The feeding season with the new cut corn has already started on many farms. The quality is highly variable. What can we learn from the 2022 cut corn compared to 2020 and 2021?
Wim Govaerts, Lode Slaets