2020.08.19 | Agriculture and food

Special issue on agroforestry for pig production

The journal, "Animals", recently launched a Special Issue on Agroforestry for pig production. This emphasises the broad international interest in integrated systems and is a great opportunity to compile research needed to develop the concept further.

Microscopy of an Ichthyobodo – also named ”Costia”

2020.08.20 | Agriculture and food

A promising sustainable agent against a tough parasite in rainbow trout

The skin-parasite Ichthyobodo (Costia) is one of the most challenging parasites to control in farming of organic rainbow trout. However, a new sustainable agent against this parasite may contribute to secure welfare and health in organic trout.

2020.06.09 | Agriculture and food

Share your views about "Organic Farm Knowledge", the online exchange platform for organic farming & science

Organic Farm Knowledge hosts a wide range of practical knowledge and tools for organic farmers and advisers that help improve farming practices. It also aims to serve as a virtual meeting place for cross-border learning, promoting the exchange of knowledge among farmers, farm advisers, and scientists to increase productivity and quality in organic…

Foto: Camilla Brodam

2020.06.02 | Debate

OK-Net EcoFeed Webinar on new sources for locally produced organic feed for monogastrics gathered great interest

Last week, the project OK-Net Eco-Feed hosted a webinar organised by ICROFS and IFOAM for the Innovation groups (groups of farmers, advisors and feed industry) engaged in the project. OK-Net EcoFeed focuses on achieving the goal of 100% use of organic and regional feed for monogastrics, in particular pigs, broilers and laying hens. The meeting…

2020.05.27 | Agriculture and food

We need to look for alternative products with both sustainable and economic benefits

At Ausumgaard in Denmark they believe in sustainability. Kristian Lundgaard-Karlshøj, who has inherited the historical manor from his parents, is thinking a lot about the next generation. He wants Ausumgaard to be an attractive farm in the future, and this includes to a great extent sustainability and animal welfare. At the same time new…

2020.07.08 | Agriculture and food

The choice of food matters to the climate and the environment

It should be easier for professional kitchens to include climate-friendly and sustainable dishes on the menu. A new project aims to map organic foods’ impact on the environment and thus make it easier for large kitchens to create responsible food purchases

2020.05.04 | Agriculture and food

Research and common learning about cow-calf contact systems in dairy herds

Cow-calf contact in dairy herds is subject to research from many angles, and the so-called Stable Schools is one of them. Here, farmers who want to develop cow-calf contact systems on their farms, can learn together and develop ways to keep calves together with cows. Being part of a research project, this approach can contribute to formulating…

2020.05.04 | Agriculture and food

How to make the best choice for careful, minimal and mild processing methods

A set of strategies and tools that helps organic food processors to select the most sustainable and gentle technologies for organic food processing is being developed in the ProOrg project. Now the tools have to be tested in practice, and the project are thus looking for food processing companies interested in finding more sustainable alternatives…

2020.04.23 | Agriculture and food

Residual nitrogen effect of cover crops and straw by different crop management

Residues from both main crops and cover crops may play an important role in the nutrient recycling. Despite of very different visible cover crop biomass in two years, the residual nitrogen fertiliser value of a clover-containing cover crop was consistently high.

2020.08.20 | Agriculture and food

Cover crops are under-valued in organic arable cropping

Properly utilized cover crops can increase soil fertility, raise yield raise and reduce the environmental and climate footprints of cropping systems. However, this calls for innovative thinking and new technologies.

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