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2016.06.13 | Agriculture and food

OK-Net Arable: Exchange knowledge - enhance farming

The OK-Net Arable project promotes exchange of knowledge among farmers, farm advisers and scientists with the aim to increase productivity and quality in organic arable cropping in Europe.

2016.06.10 | Agriculture and food

Research and Innovation for future food systems: Position paper of TP Organics

TP Organics has developed a position paper outlining the key areas of research in the food system and the food value chain from the perspective of the organic sector.

2016.05.26 | Agriculture and food

New video from OrganicDairyHealth

The aim of the OrganicDairyHealth project is to improve health and welfare in organic dairy cows. Watch Anna Wallenbeck (Sweden), Ute Knierim (Germany) and Jan Tind Sørensen (Denmark) explain how they combine breeding and management measures to achieve this goal in a new video.

2016.05.26 | Agriculture and food

New fact sheets assessing the use of meat and bone meal and urban organic wastes

The loss of phosphorus in exported products is a concern for all organic producers. The IMPROVE-P team compiled factsheets on meat and bone meal and recycled urban organic wastes in organic farming. They provide a comprehensive overview of the current information on these relevant nutrient sources.

2016.05.26 | Agriculture and food

Innovative design and management to boost functional biodiversity of organic orchards

Functional agrobiodiversity (FAB) uses orchard design and management to gain more natural enemies, making orchards more robust to pests. The CORE Organic Plus project EcoOrchard aims to collect existing knowledge and generate new knowledge in order to use FAB successfully in orchards.

2016.05.12 | Administrative conditions

ICROFS is looking for an academic employee to be the CORE Organic project manager 825241

The ERA-NET CORE Organic is funding trans-national research in organic food and farming across European countries, and is about to start up its fourth project period with cofunding from the European Commission. The coordinator is the Director of ICROFS and the project manager will assist the coordinator and will be responsible for the preparation…

2016.04.19 | Agriculture and food

A plant cocktail may replace antibiotics, zink and copper in pig production

A mixture of antibacterial plants may be able to replace antibiotics, zinc and copper for pigs with diarrhoea, according to scientists at Aarhus University.

Legume based cover crops can contribute to N fixation when well established.

2016.04.18 | Agriculture and food

Greater biological N fixation requires good management

Leguminous green manure, cover crops and grain legumes can provide substantial nitrogen (N) inputs to cropping systems and thus substitute needs for imports in fertilizers or manure. However, climatic and soil conditions seem to be the most determining factors for the nitrogen contribution of legume components.

2016.04.15 | Agriculture and food

Beefarm: Meeting the complex challenges of food and lodging to wild bees

During the first season the project Beefarm has found a total of more than 40 species of solitary bees in fruit farms with varying abundance and diversity in the individual farms. In the case of clover seed farms the project directs attention to the distribution between good and less efficient clover pollinators among the bumblebees.

2016.04.14 | Conference

IFOAM EU: Food and farming can be transformed through organics

IFOAM 10th EU congress in Amsterdam April 5-7 focused on how organic and agro-ecological approaches can lead future agri-food systems and be a valid tool for the EU to address political, environmental and societal challenges.

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