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2018.09.14 | Agriculture and food

Anaerobically digested green manure is a valuable fertilizer

Anaerobic digestion of green manure increases nitrogen (N) availability. However, the N fertilizer replacement value is affected by the initial quality of the green manure, which is related to plant species composition and cutting frequency.

Photographer: Helene Uller-Kristensen, ICROFS

2018.07.19 | Seminar

Pig health and welfare in eco-efficient organic systems discussed at research seminar

June 13th, the Danish Organic RDD projects, VIPiglets, pECOSYSTEM and MAFFRA, presented results to and discussed recommendations with an international audience. Furthermore, international researchers where invited as guest speakers to share knowledge on research abroad.

2018.07.16 | Seminar

OrganoFinery seminar on biorefined organic protein feed

The 29th of June 2018 keynote speakers gave different perspectives on green biorefineries and projekt participants disseminated some of the results obtained in OrganoFinery.

2018.06.15 | Seminar

Join seminar on biorefined organic protein feed 29 June

Green biorefinery concepts have the potential to become a suitable solution for production of organic protein-rich feeds and a variety of other valuable products from green crops such as alfalfa, clover and clover grasses. This seminar will present perspectives on green biorefineries by keynote speakers and disseminate results obtained in research…

2018.05.22 | Agriculture and food

Innovative and sustainable grazing-based systems integrating cows and young stock

How can organic dairy cows stay with their mothers? How can we make more robust grazing strategies? How can animal health be supported, and medicine reduced, in organic dairy farming? The new CORE Organic Cofund project GrazyDaiSy seeks to answer these questions.

2018.05.16 | Agriculture and food

Legume-based cover crops benefit crop yield and reduce nitrate leaching

The use of cover crops in arable farming is more efficient in nitrate leaching reduction than decreasing the field nitrogen surplus. However, this requires well-developed cover crops.

2018.05.01 | Agriculture and food

Designing resilient organic greenhouse production systems for Europe

Greenhouse production is a highly intensive cropping system that guarantees out‐of‐season production in any climatic condition. The recently launched project 'Greenresilient' aims to demonstrate the potential and feasibility of an agroecological approach to organic greenhouse production in Mediterranean, Central and Northern European organic…

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.

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