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2017.02.24 | Agriculture and food

Knowledge platform presented at BIOFACH 2017

OK-Net Arable presented its knowledge platform to an audience the 16 February at BIOFACH, Germany. The platform promotes exchange of knowledge among farmers, farm advisers, and scientists, with the aim of increasing productivity and quality in organic arable cropping across Europe.

2017.02.21 | Agriculture and food

Can organic crops increase the economic potential for biorefineries?

With the current cost and price relations, the profitability of biorefineries is still challenged. The use of organic crops, such as grass, in biorefineries can increase the profitability because organic products can be sold at higher prices.

2017.02.17 | Agriculture and food

Call for applications: On-line course “Challenges of Organic Arable Farming”

The objective of the course is to enable students and professionals to familiarize with the latest insights, context and concepts of Organic Arable Farming and to provide them new tools and practices to tackle current difficulties related to production and protection.

2017.02.17 | Agriculture and food

Wood ants as crop protection in Danish orchards

It is easy to transplant wood ants into apple orchards. When doing so, the ants adapt to their new surroundings and begin to eat the pests on the trees.

2017.02.13 | Agriculture and food

Another record year for organic agriculture worldwide

The latest global data on organic farming worldwide will be presented by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and IFOAM – Organics International at the BIOFACH world organic trade fair 2017 in Nuremberg.

2017.02.01 | Agriculture and food

EGTOP: Call for experts for technical advice on organic production

The European Commission looks for experts to give technical advice on organic production. Deadline is the 13th of February.

2017.01.31 | Agriculture and food

Five tips to reduce weeds in organic fields

The prevalence of weeds in organic fields can be reduced by following five trial-based practical rules.

2017.01.31 | Conference

NJF Organic Conference: “Organics for Tomorrow’s Food Systems”

The aim of the conference is to share and discuss recent research outcomes within organic food and farming and its societal interactions. Abstract submission begins 15th of December 2016 and ends on the 28th of February 2017.

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.

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