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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 31st of March 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.

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. 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.

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