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To control arthropod pests, cover crops can either directly repel harmful species or indirectly favour beneficials. In the CORE Organic Cofund project BIOVINE plant species are tested for their capacity to reduce the impact of arthropod pests.
A joint workshop was held at Biofach 2020 about the projects ProOrg and SusOrgPlus, which both deal with research topics around careful and organic processing. Furthermore, the workshop gave a practical example from a Latvian company.
The Joint Call of the ERA-NETs SUSFOOD2 & CORE Organic Cofund full-proposals phase closed on 27 March 2020. A total number of 29 full-proposals were submitted in the Joint Call of ERA-NET SUSFOOD2 and CORE Organic Cofunds.
Within the CORE Organic project DOMINO, a questionnaire-based survey was conducted to evaluate the current status in organic farming including the structure of the farm, biodiversity, fertilization, and areas with need for research. The results are used to draw conclusions for the development of the project
To balance productivity, reduce pollutant emissions by the ruminants and improve product quality, the use of natural compounds with bioactivity on digestive processes, namely tannin extracts, is investigated in the ProYoungStock project
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 extracts has been tested as organic food additives.
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.
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.
Innovative production in the greenhouse: flower strips, mixed crops, plant mulch
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.
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