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2015.09.10 |

Balanced organic diet for healthy and productive animals

Researchers from 10 European countries developed a range of recommendations through the CORE Organic II project ICOPP on how to provide a balanced organic diet for healthy and productive animals. Supplying sufficient protein may especially pose a problem, and their recommendations include ideas on how to solve this.

2015.09.10 |

New folder about the CORE Organic Plus projects

Get an overview of the 11 CORE Organic Plus projects.

2015.09.09 |

HealthyHens ready with advices for organic egg producers

The results of the project HealthyHens have been summarised into recommendations within four essential areas: Prevention of intestinal worms, of feather and injurious pecking, of foot problems and keel bone deviations and, finally, optimisation of the use of outdoor areas.

2015.09.01 |

New farm handbook for organic pig producers

„Improving health and welfare of pigs“ is a new practical handbook for organic pig producers. The handbook summarizes the expertise of farmers, consultants, scientists and technical literature for maintaining the health of pigs.

2015.05.18 |

ProPIG – Farm specific strategies to improve organic pig production in Europe

The goal of the ProPIG project was to compare three husbandry systems for organic pigs (indoor with outside run, outdoor, partly outdoor) across Europe regarding animal welfare and environmental impact. Furthermore, the potential to reduce the environmental impact from organic pig production by means of farm specific strategies to improve animal…

2015.05.11 |

New strategies for ruminants on pasture

Three new CORE Organic Plus livestock projects set out to improve organic pasture systems for ruminants. Two projects are focusing on breeding, management and health, the third pro-ject tackles pasture-borne parasitic diseases. They are coordinated by researchers from the universities of Witzenhausen, Aarhus and Edinburgh, respectively.

2015.05.11 |

Boosting research on organic food processing

Organic food processing is becoming more and more important within the organic food chain. However, in recent years only little research focussing on organic food processing has been carried out. Three new CORE Organic Plus projects will now contribute to closing this research gap. They all focus on ensuring the quality and safety of organic food…

2015.05.11 |

Research to enhance functional biodiversity on organic farms

Two new CORE Organic Plus projects have been launched to investigate promising techniques and activities to improve functional biodiversity on organic farms.

2015.05.11 |

Understanding plant/soil interaction in organic crop production

Three new research projects aim to improve the understanding of how plants, soil and microbiota interact. SoilVeg will improve the “roller crimper” technique to terminate green manures, ReSolve focuses on degraded soils in vineyards, and Fertilcrop will improve the knowledge of existing conservation agriculture practices.

2015.05.11 |

“A practical benefit for the organic sector”

In 2015, the third era of CORE Organic research began. Eleven new projects are receiving 11.3 million euros of funding. In this interview, CORE Organic coordinator Ulla Sonne Bertelsen speaks about the lessons learnt when selecting excellent research projects. She also discusses the special challenges arising in the process of choosing projects…

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