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…

2015.05.06 |

TILMAN-ORG: Videos on results and recommendations

While no-till and reduced tillage systems are widely used in conventional farming, these techniques are challenging to adapt to organic farming due to weed pressure and frequent nitrogen deficiency in early spring. TILMAN-ORG explored ways to implement these practices in European organic farming systems. In short videos, team members summarise the…

2015.05.06 |

IMPROVE-P: New fact sheet on potentials and risks of sewage sludge

The IMPROVE-P team compiled all available information on different treatment methods for sewage sludge. They assessed the potentials and risks of the use of the products in organic farming. On eight pages, this fact sheet gives a comprehensive overview on the state of the art.

2014.10.11 |

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2014.07.06 |

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