2016.11.08 | Agriculture and food
The Pre-announcement of the CORE Organic 2016 call is now available. CORE Organic will publish the final call for transnational research proposals in organic food and farming systems in the beginning of December 2016, including guidance for the applicants and the national rules and priorities.
2016.11.04 | Agriculture and food
The SusOrganic project aims to improve the drying and cooling/freezing processes for organic products in terms of sustainability and product quality. In this video, SusOrganic coordinator Barbara Sturm from the University of Kassel summarizes some of the most important preliminary results.
2016.11.01 | Agriculture and food
The Core Organic Plus project EcoBerries started in spring 2015 and is making good progress. The project aims at developing sustainable packaging and processing solutions from the point of view that berries have very short shelf-life and as a result many tons of berries are thrown away each year after harvest and before consumption.
2016.10.05 | Agriculture and food
Soils are the most valuable resource for crop production, but they receive very little attention because we take them as granted. Within the project FertilCrop, visual soil assessment and other hands-on techniques are compared to analytical soil tests. A new video explains how to apply the spade test.
2016.09.20 | Events
A Brokerage Event for the CORE Organic Call will take place 7 December 2016 in Brussels in connection to the Organic Innovation Days of TP Organics.
2016.09.06 | Agriculture and food
The scepticism towards agricultural use of urban waste is based on results from experiments carried out around and after the Second World War. Highly contaminated biosolids from sewage sludge originating from London and the Ruhr area have been used at the time. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have now shown that the quality of sewage…
2016.07.20 | Knowledge exchange
During the seminar, project leaders will present and discuss the achievements from three research projects supported by CORE Organic II, which ends in 2016. Eleven projects from the CORE Organic Plus call, which started in early 2015, will present their intermediate results.
2016.05.06 | Research news
Weed management in organic crop production could benefit from more diversification of today’s cropping systems. However, the potential of diversification needs better documentation and solid suggestions for employment in practise must be identified.
2016.05.06 | Research news
The project AuthenticFood (2011-2015) developed and tested a wide range of analytical methods for their ability to discriminate organic and conventional plant products. The researchers concluded that plants contain unique chemical fingerprints from their growth environment including the soil mineralogy and fertilization history.
2016.05.04 | Research news
Functional agrobiodiversity (FAB) uses orchard design and management to gain more natural enemies, making orchards more robust to pests. This CORE Organic Plus project aims to collect existing knowledge and generate new knowledge in order to use FAB successfully in orchards.