A dense and suppressive cover crop. Photo: Bo Melander

2018.11.06 | News type

The benefits of crop diversification for weed management

In organic cropping systems, weed proliferation is one of the major factors hindering crop yield. The PRODIVA project developed five general rules that farmers can implement to help alleviate this problem.

Soil sampling at a vineyard in Spain. Photo: Priori, 2016

2018.11.06 | Education news

Restoring soil functionality in vineyards: an interview with ReSolVe project coordinator

Organic vineyards in Europe may suffer from reduced soil fertility, water retention capacity and soil biodiversity. The ReSolVe project (Restoring optimal Soil fertility in degraded areas within organic Vineyards), which ran from 2015 to 2018, aimed to identify management measures which can significantly improve organic vineyard production.

2018.10.02 | Research news

Innovative processing and packaging for safe, high-quality, organic berry products

Consumers want high-quality, organic berry products available in larger quantities. An international team of researchers has set out to meet their demands

Field demonstration in orchard with flowerstrip, Pometum, UCPH during workshop about FAB assessment. Photo: Stine Kramer Jacobsen.

2018.08.27 | Research news

New tools to manage and assess orchard Functional Agrobiodiversity (FAB)

The EcoOrchard project (2015-18) has produced a handbook on FAB assessment in dialogue with growers and advisors and a technical guideline for FAB orchard management.

2018.08.13 | Research news

Improving soil conservation and resource use in organic cropping systems for vegetable production

SoilVeg is an applied research European project involving 9 European countries and 14 partner institutions for 3 years. It aimed at introducing the no-till technique and at improving the management of agro-ecological Service Crops in organic cropping systems for vegetable production in order to get better soil conservation and resource use.

2018.06.27 | Knowledge exchange, News type

Improving animal health and welfare in organic cattle milk production

Good animal health is a cornerstone of organic livestock production. OrganicDairyHealth has focused on dairy cow health through a combined improvement of management and breeding. See the project leaflet with recommendations on optimal breeding strategies and best management practices.

2018.04.26 | News type

Dual-purpose breeds – an outdated custom or a new opportunity?

The Swiss partners of the two CORE Organic projects “2-Org-Cows” and “OrganicDairyHealth” recently presented their findings to representatives of breeding organizations and farmers.

2018.04.16 | News type

Video: Mild technologies to improve shelf life and quality of organic berries

Fresh berries have a very short shelf life, and losses in the food-supply chain can reach up to 50 percent.

Photo by Lucie Andeltova

2018.03.22 | News type

Organic food processing research highlighted at BIOFACH

CORE Organic arranged a seminar at BIOFACH Congress and co-organized Science Day. Research for organic food processing was in focus.

2018.03.16 | News type

Video: Technologies for small-scale processors compared to homemade processing

In this video, Dario Paolo (CREA-IT) shows that small scale “industrially”processed food can have better sensory and nutritional quality compared to homemade products.

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