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Fig 1: Example of a choice set used in the discrete choice experiment

2017.12.07 | Agriculture and food

Air or microwave dried strawberries: What do consumers prefer?

Consumers in Norway, Romania and Turkey prefer strawberries that are air dried to those that are microwave dried. They are also more attracted to cheaper, domestically produced strawberries, than those that come from Europe.

2017.12.06 | Agriculture and food

Summer School: Sustainable Soil Management in Viticulture

The project ReSolVe recently organized a summer school on innovative techniques for sustainable soil management in viticulture.

2017.12.06 | Agriculture and food

Allergens in tomatoes, strawberries and apples: Influence of production systems and processing methods

Food allergies are an increasing health problem. The project “FaVOR-DeNonDe” studies the effects of different cultivation methods and processing techniques on the allergen content in fruits and vegetables.

2017.07.26 | Agriculture and food

SoilVeg project - no tillage organic vegetable production through roller crimper on test in 9 European countries

SoilVeg is an innovative European research project tackling the implementation of no tillage systems in organically managed vegetable production.

2017.07.06 | Events

Animal health and welfare as cornerstones of organic livestock production

The 12-13 June 2017 OrganicDairyHealth discussed how the results obtained in the project could enhance the European dimension of the best breeding strategies and management practices.

2017.04.12 | Agriculture and food

2-Org-Cows: Reformulation of breeding goals

Conventional breeding and selection strategies of dairy cows generated a cow type that does not match the organic and low-input production criteria. Therefore, the 2-Org-Cows project focusses on the reformulation of existing dairy cattle breeding goals. Furthermore, the project addresses the use of local dual-purpose cattle that historically…

2017.04.12 | Agriculture and food

SusOrganic at the Nordic Baltic Drying Conference in Hamburg

In June 2017, the 2nd Nordic Baltic Drying Conference welcomes stakeholders from industry and research in Hamburg, Germany. SusOrganic partners will present challenges and solutions in drying and cooling of organic products.

2017.03.22 | Agriculture and food

EBIO-Network – a new knowledge platform on functional agrobiodiversity in European Orchards

The project EcoOrchard aims to collect existing knowledge and to generate new knowledge on how to successfully maintain or promote Functional Agrobiodiversity (FAB) in orchards. Therefore, it has established the knowledge portal EBIO-Network. The portal connects European fruit growers with stakeholders from research, advisory services and other…

Sonchus arvensis is effectively suppressed by regular mowing in perennial crops (Photo: Jukka Salonen)

2017.03.16 | Agriculture and food

Perennial crops and cover crops are important components for weed management

Diversification of crop rotations is important for disrupting the life cycles of detrimental weeds. Perennial and N-fixating crops suitable for mowing can deplete the weed seed bank and hamper the proliferation of some perennial weeds. Cover crops suppress post-harvest weed growth and retain nutrients in the root zone.

Else Bünemann, senior scientist at the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), introduces the relevance of phosphorus (P) for agriculture and especially of P recycling in organic agriculture.

2017.03.01 | Agriculture and food

Video tutorial: Phosphorus recycling for organic agriculture

The CORE Organic II project Improve-P recently ended. Else Bünemann, Astrid Oberson and Kurt Möller from the Improve-P team summarized the project outcomes in a 30-minute video tutorial with the following eight chapters: Introduction, inventory of available technologies, P availability, risk assessment, life cycle assessment, regulations,…

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