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2017.01.18 | Conference

OK-Net Arable introduces platform at BIOFACH, Germany on 16 February

The knowledge platform has been launched in October 2016, it was developed to exchange organic knowledge and enhance farming. It provides a wide range of resources, and a virtual meeting place for cross-border learning.

2017.01.13 | Agriculture and food

The fatty acid profile of the milk is measured on all cows in Denmark

Analysis of milk samples shows a large genetic variation, which opens up the possibility to change the fatty acid profile of the cow by genetic selection.

2017.01.12 | Conference

Organic in the tropics: Upcoming conference calls for more research

ICROFS supports the upcoming conference in Indonesia, August 20-24, 2017, arranged by the University of Gent, Belgium and several partners from Indonesia. The event will take place in Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta. This university is the oldest in Indonesia. Paper abstracts should be submitted by March 15, 2017.

2017.01.06 | Agriculture and food

Paper: Organic Agriculture 3.0 is innovation with research

The aim of the new paper, recently published in the Journal of Organic Agriculture, is to give an overview of research conducted and required to strengthen organic agriculture in its ambitions to overcome agronomic challenges, contribute to food security and protect our common environment.

2016.12.19 | Agriculture and food

Growers can do something to attract bees to orchards

Far more solitary bees than social bumblebees and honeybees were caught in pan traps in apple trees in 2016. Virtually all the solitary bees were ground nesting bees. Solitary bees require nesting sites and the fruit growers can do something to increase the number of sites.

2016.12.05 | Agriculture and food

Organic equals conventional agriculture in the tropics

A long-term study in Kenya shows that maize yields and nutrient uptake in the organic farming systems are quite similar to conventional systems. Due to premium prices, organic systems are more profitable for farmers than conventional ones.