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Organic tomato (Figure 1) variety Pera d'Abruzzo

2020.02.07 | Agriculture and food

Development of new organic ingredients from the tomato variety “Pera d’Abruzzo”

Consumers concern on environmental and health issues related to nutrition. In this regard, the consumption of organic food is increasing worldwide and organic food often is expected to be produced more sustainable and provide more healthy properties than the correspondent conventional ones. In the CORE Organic Cofund project SusOrgPlus natural…

Colony of a Dactylonectria torresensis strain obtained from the roots of Trifolium repens in Switzerland. Photo by dr. Josep Armengol

2020.02.07 | Agriculture and food

Searching for grapevine fungal trunk pathogens on cover crop roots

The potential role of cover crops as alternative hosts for soil-borne fungi plant diseases has not been thoroughly explored. Root samples from cover crops from experimental plots in the CORE Organic Cofund BIOVINE project has been analysed to find out more.

2020.02.06 | Agriculture and food

Cover crops can mitigate effects on grape pathogen dispersal

Different kind of ground covers has been indicated as an efficient way to limit rain-splashed dispersal of disease-causing spores in several crops, but not in vineyards. In the CORE Organic Cofund project BIOVINE cover crops are tested to reduce both splash- and air-borne diseases.

2020.02.05 | Agriculture and food

Video from Greenresilient

Innovative production in the greenhouse: flower strips, mixed crops, plant mulch

Calves can grow up as part of the dairy herd, and the system needs to be organised to fit both needs of cows and calves. Here we see a calf with nose-flap, which is one option of gentle weaning. Photo Cynthia Verwer.

2020.02.05 | Agriculture and food

What are farmers’ perceptions and experiences of dam-rearing in organic dairy herds?

Interviews with farmers and other actors, carried out in the CORE Organic Cofund project GrazyDaiSy, bring forward perspectives related to calves, cows, humans and systems, of relevance for future development of dam-rearing systems.

2020.02.05 | Agriculture and food

The SUSFOOD and CORE Organic Joint Call is open for full-proposals submission

Deadline for online submission is 27th of March 2020 (15:00 CET).

Andreas Fliessbach receiving the award from Ivana Trkuja, the coordinator of CORE Organic. Photo: Karin Ullven, 2019

2020.02.04 | Awards

Best projects awarded

Out of 33 finalized projects, FertilCrop and TILMAN-ORG were awarded as Best CORE Organic Projects.

2020.02.03 | Research news

Open Access requirements in H2020 – help for projects

A brief supports CORE Organic projects in their implementation of the H2020 Open Access requirement, and while the information is specific for CORE Organic projects, this may also be of interest for other H2020 projects with the same obligation.

Mixed green manure species in Italian experimental site. Photo: Tittarelli, 2019

2020.01.31 | Research news

Designing resilient organic greenhouse production systems for Europe

Updates from the first half of the GREENRESILIENT project

Multidimensional components of sustainability in an agroecological approach to organic greenhouse production

2020.01.31 | Agriculture and food

Organic Greenhouse Production: Towards an Agroecological Approach in the Framework of the New European Regulation

Fabio Tittarelli, the coordinator of the CORE Organic Cofund Greenresilient project recently published a new scientific article on organic greenhouse production “Organic Greenhouse Production: Towards an Agroecological Approach in the Framework of the New European Regulation—A Review” in Agronomy.

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