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2018.04.26 | Agriculture and food

Lower prolificacy and more robust piglets in Topigs Norsvin compared to Danbred

A controlled experimental study indicates that maternal traits of Topig Norsvin compared to Danbred sows may be more suited for outdoor organic production conditions. Offspring were more robust and meat percentage higher at slaughter.

2018.04.09 | Agriculture and food

Soil organic carbon change in arable farming under organic and conventional management

Soil organic carbon (SOC) in arable organic farming depends on inputs in crop residues, green manure, catch crops and animal manure. Changes in SOC of different organic and conventional farming systems were compared in a long-term experiment and related to estimated carbon inputs. About 10-20% of the estimated C inputs were retained in topsoil SOC…

2018.04.09 | Agriculture and food

Larger root biomass in organic than conventional farming systems

Root biomass is commonly estimated as a fixed fraction of shoot biomass. Now, a more reliable method of root biomass estimation, that differentiates crops grown in organic and conventional farming, is proposed.

2018.04.06 | Agriculture and food

Organic pig production research seminar: Pig health and welfare in eco-efficient organic systems

On June 13, 2018, you can get the latest knowledge on how to reduce piglet mortality, improve health and welfare for weaning piglets and growing-finishing pigs, at the same time reducing the environmental impact. Knowledge gaps and research needs will be discussed at the end of the day.

Cover crop consisting of grass-clover established from the seed bank.

2018.04.04 | Agriculture and food

A successful grain crop is the best weed management

No need for steel in the field, if cereals establish and grow successfully and crop rotations are diverse. Per Rytter Andersen knows that from many years with organic farming.

2018.02.19 | Agriculture and food

Getting started with twelve new CORE Organic Cofund projects

The CORE Organic Cofund applicants participated in a two-step procedure where in the first step out of 50 proposals 33 were invited to the second step, where 12 research proposals have been selected for funding.