Regional meeting for Case study 10 related to potatoes at Continental Region

The Regional meeting will be celebrated next tuesday 19th and is organized by the SoildiverAgro partners FlächenAgentur Rheinland GmbH (FAR) and Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut (TI). Farmers, who are involved in CS10, and other stakeholders are invited. After an introduction they will discuss details regarding establishment and management in CS10, which will be established at spring this year. The objective of this case study titled Biocontrol of soil-borne phytopathogenic fungi by fungivorous soil fauna communities in potato and carrot cropping…

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New discussion group at Boreal region

Next Tuesday 19th of January between 1 and 3 p.m.  our finish partners Luke is holding a discussion group with at least 10 farms and project members involved in WP3 to discuss about the preliminary results focused on the fungal community composition and earthworm diversity in soil samples obtained in autumn 2019 from 20 different field plots of the boreal region.  Boreal region coordinator Krista Peltoniemi and senior scientist Visa Nuutinen are giving brief presentations about the results and after…

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SoildiverAgro publishes an Ebook about Interactions between agricultural management and soil biodiversity: an overview of current knowledge

This Ebook provides a comprehensive analysis of several crop management systems that can improve crop production and quality while enhancing soil quality, using socially acceptable, economically viable, and environmentally friendly techniques that favour soil biodiversity (regarding both macro- and microorganisms). Each chapter will open and discuss a certain aspect of soil biodiversity. The importance of soil biodiversity is something that is often overlooked in the design of cropping systems. We often forget that soil biodiversity and its functional groups are…

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Soil sampling trip on SoildiverAgro Boreal case studies

SoildiverAgro boreal case studies in early potato fields continue studying the effects of catch crops and organic amendments on a soil sampling trip last week. The soil samplings of this experimental designs will be develop every autumn (most likely during September). Each year, the soil sampling will be carried out in the same date for three crop cycles. Case study 13: Increase of soil biodiversity through amendment of forest based organic material in potato crops (Finland)     Case study 15: Use…

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SoildiverAgro host a regional meeting in Mediterranean South (MDS) about the relation between soil biodiversity and crop production

The 29th September an informative session will be hold by SoildiverAgro partners UPCT and ASAJA focused on sustainable agriculture and addressed to all stakeholders and people interested on soil biodiversity and sustainable agriculture. This interaction with local stakeholders forms part of a multiactor approach set up from the beginning of the project, that looks for the interaction of key stakeholders and integrate these interactions during all project lifetime. During this session, all results achieved during the first year of the…

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Two discussion groups on wheat and potatoe crops by UPCT

Next week our SoildiverAgro partner Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT) will develop two discussion groups focused on new sustainable practices on wheat and potatoe crops. It is expected to be an exchange of experiences and opinions between farmers, researchers, specialist technicians, expert staff in public administration or suppliers. It will be held in spanish and through Teams platform. You can join here: 15th September at 18:00h (Potatoe discussion group) 16th September at 18:00h (Wheat discussion group) Proyecto SoildiverAgro: GRUPO DE…

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Antwerpen trial visit on organic leek experiments

On the 12th of August our SoildiverAgro partner Proefstation voor de Groenteteelt from Antwerpen succeeded to welcome some farmers for a trial visit on their organic trial field. The epidemic makes these difficult, but in small groups of only three farmers at a time, wearing a mask, it was possible to guide the interested farmers through the experiments. The visit included all trials on their organic trial field that started this year in June with the experiments, when the leek…

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Arable farming a success debate at the second Belgian discussion group

The Belgian partners of SoildiverAgro organized a second discussion group with stakeholders on the 30th of June. This time for the Flemish case studies that included arable crops. The name of the event was: “Discussion group: soil life and soil quality in arable farming”. Due to the corona crisis this was still in digital format. We used our experience of the first digital event to make also the second discussion group a success. Fifteen participants with different profiles and backgrounds…

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Succesfull online discussion group in Flanders about extensification of vegetable production

SOILDIVERAGRO Belgium partners organized a discussion group with stakeholders last 19th May in a digital format due to the corona crisis. Even there was no previous experience in developing such a type of format, and it was an uncertain sucess at the begining, the event exceded expectations. Fourteen people from different profiles and backgrounds take the change and participate on the debate. Between them, many researchers with different expertise attended, next to i.a. policy officers, industry advisors, and even a…

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New dates for discussion groups at Belgium

Belgium partners started spreading invitations for discussion group for the SoildiverAgro project. Date & location: the event is planned for May 19th 2020 (in replacement of the cancelled one end of March). Location is online.  Invitations were spread to a wide public in Flanders (growers, advisors, government officers, researchers,… more or less linked to vegetable cultivation) by e-mail. Interested people who cannot attend are invited to share their thoughts by e-mail or phone. A description and overview of the trial…

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