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SoildiverAgro start consultations to farmers in Spain and Finland

SoildiverAgro start consultations to farmers on implementing possible more sustainable agricultural management practices in Spain and Finland. More than 20 farmers and other players in the agri-food sector will participate in both discussion groups on new agricultural management practices on 5th March in Finland and 11th March in Xinzo, Galicia, Spain. This day held within the framework of the European project SoildiverAgro is open to the participation of farmers, researchers, agronomic technicians in companies, agro-industry, manufacturers, NGOs, public administration, suppliers,…

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First SoildiverAgro regional meeting in Germany

The Horizon2020 project, SoildiverAgro, aims at organizing 5 regional meetings within the project lifetime to discuss in depth the case studies of each pedoclimatic region covered by the project. This first regional meeting took place in Germany last February 19th. It was organized by Stefan Shrader, Thünen-Institute (TI), acting as regional coordinator of the German SoildiverAgro stakeholders´ community. This meeting was done in collaboration with the company FlächenAgentur Rheinland GmbH (FAR), and also the non-profit organization Stiftung Rheinische Kulturlandschaft and…

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Finland hosts the first field visits

The first of the field days held in July was attended by about 75 farmers and advisors who analyzed cover and companion crops, organised by Tyynelä Farm. Participants performed several shovel tests in the field, to perform a simplified soil diagnosis. Soil specialists from University of Helsinki and local advisory oganization showed attendees how to perform a visual soil assessment for decision making. The project aroused great interest among the participants and actively discussed topics related to crop rotation, soil…

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SoildiverAgro’s technical committee meets in Brussels to lay the groundwork for the study on soil biodiversity impacts

SoildiverAgro’s technical committee members meet in Brussels today to decide on the details of the implementation of the study of the impacts of soil biodiversity on crop production and other ecosystem services. During this meeting, the size, number of parcels and replicates, as well as the different treatments and cycles of each regional case study will be decided. Another interesting point to be addressed during the meeting will concern crop growth, the incidence of pests or diseases and crop performance…

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SoildiverAgro partners meet in Santiago(Spain) for the kick-off meeting

The twenty-two partners from the different countries which compose the SoildiverAgro consortium attended to the project kick-off meeting, that took place on June 19th and was hosted by FEUGA. Over the two days the meeting lasted, each WP leader explained how they intend to implement the activities set out in the report over the next five years to achieve the objectives of the project. The meeting was a great opportunity for the 22 partners of the consortium from Spain, Finland,…

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